Russian producer Tomas delivers a sterling four-tracker for Steve Bug's deep house imprint
Moscow's Thierry Tomas comes to German label Dessous Recordings here with a very fine four-track deep house EP.
The EP opens with Pusher itself. Choosing this track as the lead must have been a no-brainer, because Pusher - with its muted kicks and full-phat bassline - is as slinky, sleazy and ass-shakin' a deep house dancefloor groove as you'll hear all month. The icing on the cake is the fact it comes topped with a cheeky chopped 'n' looped vocal bite from Ice-T's Original Gangster album skit First Impression, which is guaranteed to raise a few smiles out on the floor.
Elsewhere on the EP, Piu Piu treads quite a similar path to Pusher but with some quirky lil' bleeps taking the place of the vocal, Doo Doo is a slightly slower, more chuggy affair that makes much use of live-sounding percussion, while finally Easy plays us out on a more dreamy, laidback note.
Any/all of the four are suitable candidates for your deep house sets, but the title track is the one - it's a stone-cold killer.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 20 April
Review Score: 9