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Matt Tolfrey drops the second single from his ‘Word Of Mouth’ EP this … via his Leftroom imprint, opting for the infectious groove of ‘Encarta’ and pulling in Marco Bernardi and DJ Sprinkles on remix duties.
Matt Tolfrey’s, Leftroom, imprint has gone from strength to strength over the past seven years, and his debut full length ‘Word Of Mouth’ earned critical acclaim amongst peers and press alike. Here Leftroom offers up another stellar addition to the catalogue, further showcasing Tolfrey’s undeniably on point A&R skills by pulling in sought after artists DJ Sprinkles and Marco Bernardi to present yet another refreshing release from the label.
The original version of ‘Encarta’ kicks things off here, its cosseting Rhodes melodies, whispering vocal licks, gritty shuffling snares and sheer elegance draw you in, and further display Tolfrey’s experience in the industry with its classic meets contemporary vibe. Clone, Planet E and Futureboogie artist Marco Bernardi steps up first to rework ‘Encarta’, putting a slightly more driving spin on the original number with insistent arp lines, crunchy distorted drums and raw saw wave bass tones thrown into the mix. Bernardi displays his more than capable production skills through evolving melodies and subtle nuances, resulting in an up-tempo, tasteful interpretation.
Last up to close the release is the forever on-point DJ Sprinkles, stamping his signature emotive, ethereal touches on the original. Sprinkles, as he often does, goes to full lengths with an eleven minute mix, meandering through an amalgamation of synth and drum variations with a genuine song structure, as expected it’s an intelligent, forward thinking rework.
Published: April 25, 2013