Keeping the White Isle’s underground scene stocked and supported with all everything vinyl related, Ibiza’s record store ‘More Than Music’ is now set to launch their own self styled vinyl imprint. They’re first 12″ will be christened by none other than in form Romanian producer Dragos Dumitru aka Cally, who’s smooth and rhythmically energised blend of minimal house & techno has been seen him release on London’s ‘Fear of Flying’ and Hanover label ‘Malonian’, alongside sharply executed remixes for the likes of Romanian label Cersennin & Welsh imprint Curtea Veche. Its always exciting to hear new material from Cally and this new venture for MTM hits all the right spots, coming from an artist who’s finding his niche within flourishing Ro-minimal soundscape.
Immediate A side opener and title track ‘Yes no, Maybe so’ is a moody floor shaker, it’s tensile pads and moody over tones float above a bumping, signature Cally bass line. Straight up and to the point, this is a groove thats geared for peak time usage, its snappy percussive flow will definitely keep spirits heightened on the dance floor.
A turn to the B side and we find Copenhagen’s own Martinez flipping B2’s ‘Decisions’ into a swingy, hi hat fuelled minimal house groove. Here he turns the rather introspective melodics of the original on its head, utilising a solid undercarriage of static 4/4 beats over which bleepy electronics and pads circulate in heady formation. Finally we come to B2’s ‘Decisions’.. a beautifully refined minimalist techno cut thats all about contrast. The low end characterised by a meaty, acid edged bass line motif that drives forward in uncompromising fashion. Whilst the upper end plays host to subtle melodic tones and pads that whisper in echoed voices. A transportive cut that lulls the heart and mind into a blissful state of consciousness.
Once again Cally wows and his emotive and intuitively crafted productions are generating more excitement by the minute. MTM know good music and this exciting collaboration certainly won’t be the last for the label, as they shift more of their focus into the vinyl release format. Stay tuned.
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