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EP Reviews

Shoxy & Alexandar Ivkovic

Red beans

Loco Dice’s label Desolat begins 2014 with the Serbian duo of DJs and producers Shoxy and Alexandar Ivkovic. For years now they have been the busiest DJs in their country, and have also published on Davide Squillace’s label Minisketch. So this is one of those talents that reveal once again Desolat’s efforts to raise awareness of new promises. They present five cuts, four of which pressed on green vinyl, for this Red Beans EP.

The title song of the release, is a simple but effective cut with a voice that is repeated attempting to hypnotize. Tromotonik is more solid, more serious, with powerful bass and a lot of groove. Seattle is also very energetic, with a strong rhythm and detailed percussion. A tale of rhythm, meanwhile, has simple melodic notes adorning the rhythm. And closing the pack, Gift for rose presents voices and percussion rolls that are very valid for dance-floor use.