James Teej's "The Edge" starts out as unimpressive in almost every way, which makes it all the more impressive in the end. The makeup of it is simple, elemental house with a seething sense of mood and lots of space left bare. It's simple at the start, but over time the parts grow hypnotic, slinky, kind of dirty and lascivious for the steamy heat they start to accrue. The flip side of this third part of a series marking the fifth anniversary of Barcelona-based label Galaktika takes a similar tack, though Mathias Mesteno goes bigger and thicker—more filled out from the inside than sketched in on the margins. A great, gloppy kick drum sound gives the whole thing weight, and then some quasi-tambourine shakes slither in to disperse the mass of it. Otherwise, a few reflective chords, suggestive and psychedelic, do minimal duty in terms of melody and make room, instead, for the drums to go more crazy and deranged as it stretches on.
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Tracklist: James Teej & Mathias Mesteno - Action Series III A James Teej – The Edge
B Mathias Mesteno – Grinder