Luv Shack Records is kicking off the year 2015 with release # 15 – another blissful split EP, this time featuring Hard Ton and Daso, as well as Nick Anthony Simoncino on remix duties.
Italian house music lovers Mauro and Massimo aka Hard Ton started off with two releases on Dissident in 2009, and have since then become the go-to production team for authentic acid driven vocal house with a classic touch.
Their first track on the EP ,“You Made The World Go Round”, is a destinctly dubby slice of vocal house, complete with sultry stabs, piano and a catchy synth bassline.
“Keep It Closer”, the second Hard Ton production, is a densely intstrumented house track with an array of chord stabs, hovering strings and a powerful bassline – tied together by Massimos intimate vocals.
Nick Anthony Simoncino tackles “Keep It Closer” to a darker place, tightly embedding the sparse vocals in a carpet of analogue strings, pads and bells – all driven by a percussion heavy drum machine beat.
German producer Daso, who has originally emerged from the german techno scene, delivers two stunningly atmospheric pieces of modern disco on the flip.
First there’s “I Seek”, a dense and ever evolving synth driven disco track, with strong references to 80’s pop and italo, whilst easily maintaining an original and modern feel.
“Your Room” takes a slightly moodier approach, but still sounds very melodic and uplifting throughout its 8 minutes of detailed synthesizer arrangements.