Paul C & Paolo Martini
- Big Gun EP
Moon Harbour | 23.11.2016
November sees not only one release from an Italian on Moon Harbour, but two. The first was from Riva Starr, and hot on his heels is the top team of Paul C & Paolo Martini.
This pair has released on a wide array of labels and has a broad house sound that takes in many influences. One of those labels is Moon Harbour, where they have contributed a number of tracks to various Inhouse compilations over the years, but now they get a chance to really stretch their musical legs across a fantastic three track EP of their own.
Wasting no time in getting your attention, ‘Big Gun’ is a bulky house cut with spinning hi hats piled up on top of monstrous kick drums. Frazzled synth stabs and dehumanised vocals all build the pressure, and a big explosion of melody and percussive energy midway through cannot fail to sweep whole clubs off their feet.
‘Rumba Dumba’ is another involving track with looping sub bass pulling you in over and over. Silvery percussive patterns are busy and bristling up top, toms tumble down, trumpet sounds toot out and the whole thing is stuffed with a carnival atmosphere that brings plenty of colour to the groove.
Last but not least, Combo is a deeper and more sensitive affair, with soul infused chords spreading out far and wide, emotive female vocal sounds bringing some steaminess and big pianos adding musicality. It’s a big track with a big heart and rounds out a big EP.
- Paul C & Paolo Martini - Big Gun
- Paul C & Paolo Martini - Rumba Dumba
- Paul C & Paolo Martini - Combo