EP Review: Bahamas EP - Luca Bacchetti

Bahamas EP - Luce Bacchetti

Luca Bacchetti's Bahamas EP represents his debut release on the Culprit label and here he takes an analogue, retro-inspired path.

A-side 'A Night In Nassau' is a real sunset turning-point type track. It starts off beach soundtracking disco with a funky head-nodding bass (think Alan Braxe & Fred Falke's Running / "Intro") with some silky vocals. Laid back piano contributes to a warm, house vibe. There is a dark, grimey break halfway through though and the sudden stark percussion and acid bass lines create a nice contrast to the body of the track.

Two remixes of 'A Night In Nassau' feature. The 'A Late Night Mix' is a lower, more obviously house influenced affair - deep electronic bass line, cow bells and a clearer vocal turn this into a very different, but equally strong, version. The final dub version is very similar to the original, less some extra touches - gone are the muted guitars.

Also featured is a second original track - 'Such A Dreamer'. The massive drums and analogue synth work immediately give this more of an eighties vibe Italo vibe. The backing may be hard and fast but there is still a warm disco softness to the melodies that break through in the middle section. I wouldn't play it indoors - it just might blow the roof off.

The Bahamas EP is released through Culprit on Monday - preview 'Such A Dreamer' on Soundcloud below:

EP Review: Dance With The White Rabbit - Ahmet Sisman

On this, his debut release on Culprit, Ahmet unleashes some tech-house that demonstrates the impact of his German residence at the same time of hinting at an earlier influence of Sisman's youth spent growing up in Turkey.

The title track is big room stuff, a vocal skittering across big, warm synths and a building melody. It's actually the opening where this is best though, the clattering freeform drums that feature there giving the track a more lively, soulful vibe.

Sisman's other original track on this release comes in the form of the darker 'Hello To Alice'... Spotting a theme yet? It's a deeper sound than we get on 'Dance With The White Rabbit' and edges it as the more interesting of the two, opening with sexy gasps and climaxing with the clean, refreshing chords in the middle break.

This package comes with two remixes of the title track, one from Nico Lahs and the other from Audiofly. The former is more progressive, removing the looping big room feel and riding a thick bass line. Audiofly's mix goes deep and low, giving the track a tighter feel and some slightly chaotic cosmic keys.

Dance With The White Rabbit is out 4 July through Culprit.

Stream 'Hello To Alice' below: