The occasional German duo come up with the goods once more
Repeat After Me's next EP comes from the dynamic pairing of Tolstoi & Andsan, who deliver three tracks packed with rolling, minimal grooves that are primed to get dancefloors of any size going crazy.
The EP opens with the title track, which has a swung percussive intro that's joined first by a funky bassline and then by male and female vocal chops. These play off against each other really well and give it a very floor-friendly sound. Next up is another groover, Wild Fights, this time with a Latin influence. It kicks off with woodblock percussion and male vocal stabs, to which more layers of sound are added, starting with the bassline (another funky one), then more percussion, which gives the track a very full sound as it charges forth with crowd samples in the background. And then finally we have Snakes And Lasers, which starts with a kick and a tizzy hi-hat, then adds a much more minimal bassline and the now trademark vocal stabs, with a slicing organ sound that cuts through nicely. This cut has a more techy feel than the first two, with the vocal put through FX to mess it up and make it the main hook of the track, which works for me.
My favourites are the first two tracks with their unashamed funky influences, but all three are destined to make it onto my memory stick: they're perfect winter warmers which are sure to get the crowd moving.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 21 December
Review Score: 8