Thanks to another keen A&R stroke from one of the game's finest, Bicep now get a foot up to the next level and find themselves here on Will Saul's Aus Music after previous efforts on Throne of Blood and Love Fever. It's their best yet. "You" (made in conjunction with fellow Northern Irish producer, Ejeca) keeps things anchored to the dance floor with some fulsome, all-consuming kicks, while echoing female cries try to soar over and over again. It makes for a great bit of tension, and the heavy-hearted chords that circle below only add to the feeling.
"Don't"—this time made with help from Omar Odyssey, AKA Serge Santiago—unfolds much more freely, however, and arguably with more infectious results. The beats tumble downwards every bar, pulling you deep into their midst where another snatched vocal gasps for breath. Full of pomp and personality yet dripping with cool, it's the sort of charming banger we've come to expect from Aus.
Steffi's contribution is a quick-licked deep house remix of "You" that surfs on warm synth currents, chattery claps and only a faint impression of the original's incendiary vocal. More cluttered than anything on her debut LP from last year, it still retains that sense of surging yet sensuous urgency that has characterised her output thus far.
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Tracklist: Bicep - You A1 You feat. Ejeca
A2 Don't feat. Omar Odyssey
B You feat. Ejeca (Steffi Remix)
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