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Lastraw

Love strawries

As Greece moves closer and closer to yet another electronic music hot spot in Europe, its labels like Rhythmetic Records that contribute to this peninsula’s mass appeal. Promoting its special blend of deep and tech house, the Greek imprint has hosted talented producers the world over. From Brothers Vibe to Tom Clark, this Athens based label is happy to add yet another name to its thriving roster. This time for their 27th release, the imprint dips into its hometown talent pool as fellow Greek producers Lastraw bring their two-track EP entitled Love Strawberries.

A duo of talent named Nick and Peter, their moniker Lastraw fully expands on their concentration when it comes to electronic music. You are likely to hear them playing a special blend of deep/tech house at parties they also organize in their home country. As producers, they are fairly young but their music addiction started from the very beginning and has grown into a fruitful collaborative relationship. Their first track of the release is So in love, a spacey and emotional deep wave as phasing chords and funky percussion lay on top of an atmosphere of utter enjoyment. Soft vocals and lovely automating pads set the stage as emotions run high throughout.

Continuing the funk, the boys bring us their second beat called Mamma’s boy, this time a little more hard hitting and dance floor friendly. Launching off with heavier drums reminiscing of 80’s pop, the tweaked stabs and accents lend to Mamma’s Boy’s undeniably moving work. Maintaining their fresh attitude towards arranging and sampling like in the previous, So In Love, their second and last track it’s a nice teaser of what is to come. A duo and label to keep in mind may begin to thrive as a prominent beacon for Greece’s scene. The pride between label and artist is easily felt in this stellar package. As Rhythmetic gains exposure and momentum, it will be acts like Lastraw that ensure a lofty place in music fans’ hearts for some seasons to come.