- Refresh EP
Moon Harbour | 03.02.2016
Keeping up their always busy and on point release schedule, Moon Harbour line up a brand new name for their second outing of 2016: Jey Kurmis is the man behind the Refresh EP, a three track affair that showcases the fine production chops that have made him one of the fastest rising UK producers out there.
Based in Leeds, Kurmis has a decade’s worth of DJ experiences behind him. He uses all these to great effect when producing his floor filling, fresh house beats for labels like Hot Creations (in the form of his Kari and Lil’Nic French EPs), Phobic and Lost. Never short on energy and invention, his tracks fit in perfectly with Moon Harbour and he is a great new addition to the ever evolving Leipzig family.
Opener ‘Refresh’ is the most uptempo of the lot, with wobbly drums and icy hi hats making for a cool as you like groove that is loose, fluid and restless. It really will be impossible not to move to this one when dropped on the floor, especially once the slick rapped vocals bleed into the mix.
The fascinating ‘De Greave’ is a mid tempo cut with gloopy bass and weird little hooks making for an unsettling late night atmosphere. Expertly designed little flourishes flesh out the groove, as do filtered vox that will send the crowd wild. It’s a patient, slow burning track but one that really gets under the skin over the course of is duration.
Last but not least, comes the more bold and physical house effort that is ‘Fourtunes.’ With bulky, physical drum kicks down low and big enveloping bass, it really sucks you in. Acid flashes and textured analogue lines add some raw energy to the groove and again it is a singular sounding track from Kurmis.
This EP proves Kermis has a fine sense of groove as well as a great range within his chosen genre, and it is sure to fly as a result.
- Jey Kurmis - Refresh
- Jey Kurmis - De Greaves
- Jey Kurmis - Fourtunes