Described as dance music with brains, Sun Sugar starts the CD of well with a deep number. Orchestral fills, over mellow percussion and moving female vocals, the next few tracks follow the same vein. Nia has a nice acid layer over a quirky percussive loop and epic electro sounds. Stand outs for me were Hydrolic Dog a first-class tune with its electro-violin melody, reminiscent of the good old’ Beverly Hills Cop tune. With techy fills layered over a wicked voco-beat and deep rumbling baseline. Sasari is on a funkier tip, with plenty of blips and breaks to keep the CD travelling. The beat reminding me of Lance Desardi or Metro Area, while the bouncy baseline and techy - electro fills add credit to this late night jingle. Shiro also a nice beat, with typical air sample kicks, Synth stabs build an atmospheric background that creeps in, leading into a nice breakdown. The bass line in this one stands out with sub bass low-fi sounds hitting you right in the pit of the stomach. The CD starts deep and moves towards more techy sounding tracks. These boys are heavily influenced by the likes of Moodyman, Underground Resistance and Carl Craig from the motor city, as well as the New York sounds of Blaze and Metro Area, and it shows, with tight production skills backed up by a range of eclectic sounds.
Generally this CD is similar to most of the minimal, electro - house tunes coming out of Germany lately. Effectively sounding like releases from Naked Music or 20:20 Vision. I'd recommended it for chilling out or sitting back and watching the sunset.
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Tue / 19 Oct 2004
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