The first physical offering from the Jambutek Imprint features four slices of contemporary house music committed to wax. Rich sound design, heavily-swung grooves and a healthy dose of minimal flavour.
The A-side contains two rolling cuts from Argentinian producer AWSI. Leading the charge is ‘Last Try’, its wobbly synth fills and filtered chords bubbling along with a steady tenacity that should get even the sternest heads nodding in agreement. The slightly bouncier ‘Mate Cocido’ features a sparse yet infectious bass line, layered on a bed of haunting pads and complemented by swingy, modern percussion. Two low-key weapons for the discerning house-head. Flipping over to the B-side, label boss Asvajit serves up the stompy stylings of “Encrypted”; it’s washed out pads and quirky chord stabs providing the foundation for a snappy low-end groove. Prodot rounds things off nicely with ‘Rekord’; laying down a delicate balance of synthesized keys and soulful vocal cuts accompanied by tight, percussion lines. A restrained display of lush sound design; particularly suited for small rooms and hazy after-hours.
A1. AWSI – Last Try