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After releasing their debut production on a Various Artists EP on Superfreq back in late March, Indigo Kidz aka Mr.C & Affie Yusuf are now making a full debut on the formers Superfreq label. Their House EP was made in a London studio, was inspired by love, family and friendship and calls on hardware gear including a Virus, Nord Lead 2 and a 303 for its authentic sound. Little needs to be said of dance impresario Mr C, whilst his partner in crime here is undergoing a second coming having spent 20 years in the game running things like the seminal tech house outlet Ferox Records, a label that unpretentiously annihilated dance floors throughout the 90s, and more recently the Laila Music imprint. In that time Affie Yusuf has also released on a range of labels like Tragic magic, BBE, Mind Your Head, Kille kill and many others.
The first cut the pair offer here is the title track, House, a dark and moody cut built on a writhing bassline and alive with the classic cowbell sounds of an 808. Imbued with plenty of late night eeriness theres a poise and balance to this acid track, which keeps you locked until the last beat. Affie also provides a slightly more raw and edgy dub version for the freakier moments on the floor. Raining Deep is a deep house space brew of gurgling synths, frazzled analogue lines and crisp drums that grows ever more twisted throughout its course. The melodies indeed drip down like rain and the scraping percussion add a coarse edge to the smoothness of the pads. Finally, Entrance is the deepest of the lot, prowling down a darkened street late at night with pinging cowbells, shape shifting pads and clattering percussion all inviting you down the rabbit hole and keeping you there. Though this pair have decades of experience, this EP proves them to be well ahead of the crowd with their own unique and mystical house sound.
Artist: Indigo Kidz
Title: House EP
Catalog No.: SFD004