Every new release from Maceo Plex these days sounds just a little bit more infatuated with standard house music of the Balearic variety. This latest EP might be the culmination of that trend, for it is inspired on a remix by Jon Dasilva, a DJ pretty synonymous with that sort of Balearic house.
Inspired by a Dasilva remix from the early 90s, 'You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else' by Colourblind (itself a cover of the original disco track by Jones Girls), Maceo Plex headed into the studio with Jon Dasilva to record a new version. They have even managed to track down Joi Cardwell, the singer on the original cover.
The result, 'Love Somebody Else', is a lovely warm house record. It's perfect for the end of the summer season. Maceo's influence is audible in the tough, elastic bassline and big, ambient pads in the background but other than that the duo play it straight.
The other side of this release is another cover. 'Future Musik' is a tribute to a Closer Musik track that never got released. The Closer Musik duo Dirk Leyers & Matias Aguayo released a number of tracks through Kompact ten years ago. Maceo's take feels closer to this taught sounds of his debut album - a calm disrupted by a prominent bassline that gives the whole piece a feeling of robotic soul.
Love Somebody Else is released through Ellum Audio on 24 September, preview both tracks on the snippet below: