Panic Room EP (MHD 009)

by Dan Drastic & Sven Tasnadi

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The next Moon Harbour release comes from the label’s radio show host Dan Drastic in conjunction with Smallville and Cargo edition alumni Sven Tasnadi. The pair met up last summer and fall to record the three originals that make up the EP, and the results are deep and dubby house music that comes complete with a remix from Dutchman and Soweso & We Dig associate, Kabale Und Liebe.

“Snip” opens the EP with a lazy and lo slung groove that ebbs to and fro as squelchy machines noises are smeared over the face. An undecipherable vocal lurks in the shadows and the dusty percussion adds enough bite to drive things along without ever breaking out of a deep-set rhythm. Building to a peak, the beats stand taller as things progress and a circling female coo adds some restrained euphoric notes as those machines continue to gurgle throughout. In Kabale Und Liebe’s hands the same track is much more kinetic and up tempo, with pinging kicks and stabbed chords darting about from start to finish.

Next up, “Downstairs” is again propped up on a warm and pillow-y bed of dubby beats and soft edged, frayed percussion. It’s a humid groove that begins to get loose from the mid-point when a meandering bassline rolls up and down through the mix as silvery hi hats slice up the groove to bring some height to proceedings. It’s funky, cheeky house perfect for the early – or super late – hours of any basement party.

Finally, “Wrong Answer” stands most up right of them all; with big, firm kicks skipping along below some organic and romantic melody work in the style of the aforementioned Hamburg label Smallville. Cuddly yet purposeful, this is heartfelt house music and no mistake.

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released March 14, 2013

Written & Produced by Daniel Faulwasser & Sven Tasnadi

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