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EP Reviews

Kostas G. & Lex

Dirty urban

Just in time to join the ranks of top summer fun this coming season, Quantized Music delivers again what it does best…upfront, dance floor focused deep house. Pumping and melodic, Dirty Urban comes to life by returning producer Kostas Georgoudis and co-owner of Quantized, Lex. The duo’s creation brings light to that rare summer shaker as three unique remixes only expand on the original’s ability to move our body. Alongside the serene vocals of Danish singer Wiveca Hartmann, the EP screams talent on all levels of creativity.

Funky and full of deep delight, the original mix of Dirty Urban combines melodic bass and whimsical percussive groove that creates an overall aura of warm summer beats. Wiveca’s vocals hit the groove on time, adding a humanistic element to an otherwise brooding dance floor bomb. Nikolas Gale provides a jazzy rendition with his mix, perfect for opening the floor or sunset at one of the many beach parties to be held this year. His use of clarinet harmonies calls attention to a smoky house tune with Eastern European flair.

Next come three stellar remixes. The first is a glamorous and spacey rendition by French talent Damien Raud. Now a new member of the Quanitzed family, Damien’s debut EP will be the next release from the imprint. His remixes leaves much to anticipate from his EP as soaring pads and clunky cowbells paint a picture of organic fun.

After his successful debut on Quantized, Softcash is back contributing what he knows best, perfectly tuned and arranged house music with subliminal notes of classic swing. Finally, another new name on the Quanitzed catalog, Elias Kazais works Dirty Urban into a pumping and straightforward mix that eventually strips down into a bass jacking monster. Covering all sounds that are currently making waves in clubland, Quantized’s newest EP again shows their ability to cultivate fresh and consistent sounds.