Memory Box —the label born from the party of the same name—looks to boss Robin Ball for its next release. Following his first EP, which had all the influences of acid house past and future, this release shows respect to Chicago.
Ball has been involved in the dance scene since the age of 14 when he first started his own parties. Since then he has emerged as a singular voice with a discography that takes in essential cuts all the way back to the mid-nineties, most often on Groovepressure. Now back under his own name, he is in fine form.
The title track opens the EP in robust fashion, with bubbly drums and gurgling synths all underpinned by a knotted bassline. Dark, filtered vocals add menace and sci-fi pads help take this one out of this world. The dub version removes the vocal and thus places all the focus on those expertly programmed, loose but driving drums.
On the flip, “Remember’ is a more light-footed groove that races along a slick bass line. Cosmic chords add some freakiness and the whole thing is kinetic and infectious.
Again displaying fine studio skills that result in grooves with real feelings, this one is sure to make a big impact.
This is another standout four track package of timeless house music from the ever exciting Robin Ball.
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