The first Drumpoet Community release of 2012. This label is characterized by infrequent releases as it always puts quality over quantity. For example, in 2011 they only released 4 references. They managed to forge a very personal and identifiable sound that avoids fads and that focuses on music with no expiration date, with a heavy influence from old school house.
Kutz From The Basement EP is signed by Washerman. With only a remix for the label Back and Forth, this is the first release for this artist. Washerman is the new project of Gianni Siravo, a Swiss producer who has previously released many Azuni material (with Sven Lacoste) and as Sequel, his previous project.
In Basement Chord the leading role is taken by a powerful piano chord, which grasps control from minute 1, accompanied by a rough and very strong base. The man from Zurich manages to make a thread with a lot of groove, based on a crude full analogue sound.
The second track on the EP, Basement Dub, leaves out the chord and other elements comes in and makes it sound close to deep-techno-Detroit. The groove in this serious version gets a little darker, though without losing punch.
It is definitely a 100% Drumpoet Community release, with two personal tracks that are totally for the dance floor, each for a different timing.