De Fantastiske To ‘Saharaball EP’ (incl. Yam Who? and Alinka Remixes) Black Riot Records

4 stellar cuts from Disco, Calypso to Tech Houseio come courtesy of eclectic duo Ravi Brunsvik and Marius Sommerfeldt and their remixer friends. ‘Lettbeint’ sports a simple bassline that flows under a synthetic Calypso vibe driven by catchy rising stabs and retro electronica magic. Black Riot’s label boss Yam Who? offers up a stripped down punchy Disco version, keeping the Calypso undercurrent whilst injecting a new soulful vocal hook and drizzling with warm balearic piano vibes. Alinka offers up a powerful Tech rework of ‘Hardtslående’ laced with menacing synths stabs, underpinned by an energetic rubbery tech bass and fused with the colours of the Berlin underground. The EP title track ’Saharaball’, an addictive low slung thumper powered by raw percussive tribal rhythms where ancient Middle Eastern flavours merge with beautifully layered synth science. Brilliant
5/5 Rather Gud