Mönchengladbach's Salvatore Bruno makes his Superfett debut with a two-track EP
Mönchengladbach-based tech-house producer Salvatore Bruno comes to German label Superfett Records for the first time with two-tracker that's built to move bodies on dancefloors, pure and simple.
Which, of course, is entirely in keeping with the Mother sub-label's raison d'être – "100% functional club weapons" is how Superfett describe their musical remit and that's exactly what Bruno delivers here! On the A, Ask Yourself is a tuff, strutty tech-houser that makes good use of a vocal bite from Blaze's classic My Beat. Hardly an original choice of sample, admittedly, but by looping up a slightly less obvious chunk of that famous vocal, then marrying it to another very familiar vocal snip (a female wail whose original source escapes me right now), Bruno manages to make it sound fresh all the same. Over on the B, meanwhile, The Groove is a more smooth-rollin' number, with a nagging guitar/plucked strings (?) riff and leanings toward funky/disco house, esp. in the 90s-sounding female vocal.
If you're someone who needs every record in their collection to be pushing boundaries and shifting paradigms and so on, this won't be for you. If, on the other hand, you're just looking for some fresh but classically styled trackage that'll keep a house floor on its feet – some "100% functional club weapons," if you will – then step right up.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 18 September
Review Score: 7