Archie Hamilton’s Moscow Records is fast approaching his milestone 50th release and a quick scan back through his labels discography points to a wealth of new and established artists. Next up to join this growing stable of talented artists is Isaac Carter and he delivers the energy soaked ‘Ninesville’ EP.
Heading straight to the last track on the EP, ‘Dischord’ has plenty to offer the range of styles and sounds that Moscow Records is capable of. Shuffling percussion gives great movement to the drum programming and bleeps and zaps ensure that things don’t stay in the same place for too long. The phased synths give a future-retro feel to the track without becoming too spacey as is sometimes the case. The overall picture is tied together nicely by the deeply rounded bassline that underpins the whole track.
Being probably the minimal leaning track on the release, the remainder of the EP edges into more peak-time territory with ‘Seventh Sense’ which is a conga led shimmering slice of prime house which bumps along at a brisk rate of bpm. ‘Seventh Sense’ is then flipped by label boss where Archie Hamilton ramps things up with the addition of a subtle 303 and by dialing down the drums moves the focus onto the well-constructed synth work on the original.
The future-retro influences make another fleeting appearance in ‘Trapped’ and the vocal effects remind us of the classic house track ‘Night @ The Black’ by Harry Romero which is definitely not a bad thing.
You can pre-order the ‘Ninesville’ EP from Isaac Carter via Beatport.