Marquee production team and live act in dance music Benoit & Sergio return to Culprit for a second fantastic release in as many years. After last year’s deliciously offkilter “Adjustments,” the Berlin and Romebased duo delivers a 3song statement of dancefloor intent, with “That’s The Party Talking.”
o+ As was with “Adjustments,” this set of new Benoit & Sergio material landed on Culprit in a truly organic, natural way. Two of the songs on the EP, fresh out of the studio, were the standouts in the boys’ live set, that took the roof off the Culprit showcase in Zurich in September. After a series of covetous (and persuasive) glances from Andrei of Droog, label’s boss, the jams had their new home.
o+o The EP’s title is perfectly descriptive of the collection’s mood and its ambition. Written with a latenight, discerning raver in mind, the EP shows off some of Benoit & Sergio’s most memorable bassline and synth hooks – in the catalogue already bristling with them.
o+o+ Though unified in purpose and concept, each of the three songs show a slightly different side of the producers’ sound: low endheavy melodic house that’s full of anthemic quality in ‘Ibiza Bass’; electronic funk, with a touch of sleaze in ‘That’s The Party Talking’; and tongueincheek, mega bouncy, discoinfused opus, tailormade for afternoon delight or a midmorning afterparty shake in ‘You Might Say.’
o+o+o Yet again, Benoit & Sergio prove to be one of the most interesting and accomplished acts around, with an assured and unique sound and personality.
Published: 27th November 2014