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Washerman

Kutz from the basement

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.