- SSFW #4A
This And That Lab | 21.06.2019
Next up on Davide Squillace’s label This And That Lab is the fourth in their “Spring Summer Fall Winter” series, which features styles ranging from dark and trippy minimal to jackin house, including tracks from Italoboyz, Durant, Allen(IT), Atsou and Isa Rojas.
Planning to release one edition for each season of the year, there is a focus on textures both audible and visual where each release will be a combination of fresh talents with veteran artists.
First of the four tracks on the EP is from Italian duo Italoboyz featuring Durant. Along with a recent EP on This And That, they have also contributed music to other imprints such as Crosstown Rebels, VIVa MUSiC and their own Superfiction Recordings. Opening the EP in style, their dark and stripped back track “Autobahn” has rubbery synths and trippy vocals amidst other ambient textures.
Second on the EP is Allen(IT) who’s another artist to have previously featured on This And That Lab. He has also worked with other noteworthy labels including Snatch!, Stereo Productions and Flashmob Records. His track on this EP titled “One Day In 84’s” has an old-school style fitting for the title. With chunky percussion and a brooding bassline its jacking style takes direct influence from the classic Chicago house sound.
Track three is a This and That debut from Greek artist Atsou who prior to this had showcased his talents via a mixed artist EP on the highly acclaimed Kindisch label. With snare rolls, tribal chants and vibrant percussive textures forming the foundation of his track “Sylvie”, its defining element is the bending tone of the sweeping pad that brings it to life with charismatic style.
Completing the EP is a track by the emerging Isa Rojas called “Whale Dance”, which is deeply sensual with hypnotic melodies and murky pads that fully submerge you in the tracks eloquence. Steadily building in momentum the percussion heightens the intensity as more sounds are gradually introduced like an ocean wave picking up floating debris as it approached the sea shore.
- Italoboyz Feat. Durant - Autobahn
- Allen(IT) - One Day In 84's
- Atsou - Sylvie
- Isa Rojas - Whale's Dance