Coming up: Atsou – Sleepwalk Town EP (Connected)

New EP from Greek producer and Madorasindahouse star Atsou

With ever-increasing pressure on the dormant entertainment industry, at least the release of fresh, exciting new records can provide an opportunity for DJs to pre-fill their record bags. In anticipation of the longed-for return of social gatherings, DJs and producers worldwide are thinking creatively of ways to protect their industry. Thinking outside the box has seen many artists pursue interaction by throwing down exclusive mix premieres, livestreams, podcasts, or extended radio sessions.

Connected HQ find themselves approaching the height of what’s proving to be a very weird summer for club music with an outstanding flux of cutting-edge releases. While the chance to rock out to these tracks at your favourite clubs and festivals may still be far off, Connected’s excellent roster have no doubt lifted the spirit and boosted our outlook in these otherwise uncertain and challenging times.

Forthcoming on Connected is an inventive, funky Afro-house EP, Sleepwalk Town by Greek DJ/ producer Atsou, an artist who has always brought a fresh energy to his productions as part of the Berlin record label Madorasindahouse.

The label’s breakout success worldwide grew from their popular YouTube channel showcasing house music, and led to Madorasindahouse events in Greece, and throughout Europe and parts of Africa. Atsou has been a key player from the beginning.

Atsou has an extremely open creative view, developing his sound with different takes on the modern house template. This EP undeniably offers a unique take, combining filthy, funky basslines with driving synths and complex Afro-tinged drums. The original Sleepwalk Town is a foot stomper, paying tribute to the roots of Afro-American culture that shaped the music of today. It has heart and soul to spare and will infuse any set with real character.

First to remix is Tel Aviv artist and Blue Shadow Records co-founder Jenia Tarsol, who deconstructs the arrangement, keeping the absolute basics in place and delivering a deeply hypnotic version that accentuates the dreamy synth sequences and focuses on highlighting the samples throughout. 

Finally, wrapping up a fine package, the Armonica duo deliver exhilarating, booty-shaking crescendos with swinging percussive beats, using their trademark Afro elements to turn the remix into a melodic, effortlessly funky banger. Another cultured house offering from the vital Connected label.

Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk Town EP is out 14 August

Main image: Atsou / Sot Nation

Author: Miff Morris

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