Beesmunt Soundsystem - Raindance EP [PETS55]

by beesmunt soundsystem, borrowed identity

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Messrs David van der Leeuw and Luigi Vittorio Jansen have been making waves with their Beesmunt Soundsystem project, a lauded club night and DJ outfit that’s grown into a behemoth, breaking out of the Amsterdam dance music scene in which they made their name. Now the duo are returning to Pets Recordings with their new Raindance EP.

Beesmunt are used to controlling crowds and opening up the heavens with their eclectic, upfront and often frenetic style of house music. After releases on Soweso, Just Jack and of course last years huge Pets debut ‘Bodyshape', Catz N’Dogz have invited this emerging tour de force back, to bring their upfront, pristine production skills for another slice of block rocking music.

Opening cut 'Searchin’ kicks things off. The deep and bubbling number is characterised by the duo’s deep and bass heavy kick drums, with sweeping atmospherics, eerie vocal stabs and dusty, slo-mo drum claps. A mid tempo late night workout that touches all the right parts in equal measure as it blends house deepness with minimal pace.

Title track 'Raindance' starts with thick and fattened kick drums, while ticking clicks, 808 modulation percussion and one hit bass getting gnarlier and more stripped back on every 4th beat, evoking the sweaty vibes that characterised their raucous parties back at home.

Keeping true to its namesake on the flip, ‘Ominous' takes a different approach, coming with a stripped back, sound design approach, building up ominously into unpredictable beats before their trademark kick drum - rough around the edges and dripping in analogue clarity - pitches the track up a notch and un-relents until the very end. Finally, Borrowed Identity enters with remix of Searchin’, focusing on the atmospheric sweeps and vocal chops before dropping for a more 4x4 influenced workout, touched by hollow baselines and EQ’s chords.

Beesmunt Soundsystem are on fire with their unapologetic, raw style and sound. Two producers well ahead of their years.

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released July 31, 2015

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PETS Recordings – run by the polish production duo Catz ’n Dogz – is a label with vinyl & digital releases, a PETCAST podcast series, label nights, as well as the Wooded microfestival. Their catalog showcases a bass-heavy brand of house music that is sometimes colourful, sometimes deep, but always works wonders on the dancefloor. ... more

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