Eskuche serves up two originals while Anthony Attalla and label bosses Love & Logic take care of remix duties
With previous releases on ViVA Music, Repopulate Mars and Hot Creations, NYC-based producer Eskuche has now teamed up with the SOUP label to release his latest two-track EP, which succinctly showcases his eclectic style.
The EP kicks off with Movement itself, which begins with a kick, a closed hi-hat and some vocal chants, and grows via vocal samples and synth stabs into a pumping tech-house tune with massive sirens and claps. The main hook is a hip-house rap line that isn't too intrusive, and with added crazy sound effects helps to create a jolly decent tune. Next up is the Anthony Attalla Remix, which has a very busy percussive intro and builds with odd vocal chants into a big-room belter with an acidic bassline, serious sirens and crisp percussion. It uses the same hip-house line as the main hook but in general has a much phatter sound than the original.
Then you have the original mix of In The Air, which starts with minimal, clap-led percussion that's soon joined by a whoop, bassline and retro sci-fi samples, and is an altogether more laidback tech-houser which again features a rap line that's much echoed and gels really nicely with the backbeat. The Love & Logic + Chris Patrick Remix then closes out the EP, kicking off with a whoop and quickly building with drum machine snares, different sci-fi samples and a different vocal line into a dubby acid squelcher with a distorted synth line and lots of heavily panned sounds.
All four tracks have a distinct style but compliment each other nicely, making this a well thought-out release. My favourite is the Anthony Attalla Remix of Movement but I can see all four getting plenty of DJ attention.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 26 November
Review Score: 8