The transition of DJs such as Nicolas Lutz, Binh and Vera from minimal to more obscure and eclectic sounds has been more than well-documented over the past couple of years and has resulted in one of the freshest sounding music scenes in a plethora of countries. Whilst the transition has been somewhat subtle, you can track the change through labels who’ve charted the transition, Offenbach’s Traffic Records, or Anthea’s Partisan. It is the latter that is home to the ‘War Is Over’ Ep via the newly minted alias from Luca Cazal and LVCA heralds a new direction for the scene stalwart.
Leading out with B2 track ‘Timeless’ there is really a no better word to describe the deep bass tones and airy synth that dances atop the skipping percussion. In keeping with Partisan’s spacey analogue ethos, this is a great addition to their discography. Rewinding back to the beginning of the release finds Luca in a more upbeat mode with title track ‘War Is Over’ dialing up the BPM considerably but while still retaining that classic tech-house feel from years gone by. Completing the release is B1 track ‘People Like Us’ and the proto-house vibes continue with more than a nod to the early warehouse days and we are certain that this will do serious damage on larger sound systems. Having already seen what lies in store via LVCA’s previous outing on Body Movement’s 2nd release Luca’s experience in crafting moody house bombs will surely become a firm fixture on many more EP’s to come.
LVCA’s ‘War Is Over’ EP is now available to pre-order via deejay.de.