With previous releases on Tuskegee Music coming from the trio The Martinez Brothers, Jesse Calosso and Phil Moffa under their Soundview alias as well as Kool D and Trouw resident William Kouam Djoko, next in line sees the return of Bas Ibellini with his first full length EP on the label in the form of ‘Friendship’.
‘Friendship’ kicks off with a title track that sees Ibellini collaborate with Stephane Lefrancois AKA SLF - an extolled, Canada based producer who has garnered a following through rich and intricate records on Sony, Compost and BBE. Together the pair drives a busy and bubbling acid line under psychedelic vocals and crisp, accurate drums. ‘Start Don’t Stop’ then follows up and uses nifty sound design to build tangible sense of space within which warped samples and a persistent, propulsive bass tone build momentum.
‘Happy Go Lucky’ marries swinging hats with some sportive, octave hopping synth work that work in tandem to build a tight, irresistible groove. Second collaboration with SLF ‘Elef Be’ then drives abrasive, circling tones through tough, crunching percussion that works to add a further facet to another solid addition to the Tuskegee catalogue and round off an exciting debut EP from an auspicious talent.
Published: 11th November 2015