Following Lord Of The Isles' “Year Of the City EP” Phonica Records return with a solid 3 tracker from North Lake.
“We've been fans of North Lake here at Phonica HQ ever since his Resista outing last year and his second EP on Sweatshop and contribution to the first Blank Slate release only reinforced our desire to release an EP from this talented producer.”
“Moonwalker” features three analog jams born out of live sessions – three beautiful synth cuts for home and club listening that instantly bring parallels to early Isolee material; melodic and heavy enough to whip up a frenzy on the dancefloor.
“Marlborol Noir” kicks off proceedings, chugging away effortlessly with it's ascending and descending synth riffs, the spawn of a long imprpvised session in the studio. “Suomi Kutsuu” opens the b-side emphatically, a heavy galloping rhythm and an ascending synth riff dominating from the off. It's six minutes of pure analog battle gear. Rounding off the EP, title track “Moonwalker” is a pacy mix of arpeggiated synths, intricate drum programing and eerie melodies that intertwine perfectly with the bass-heavy syncopated kick drum.
Artwork by London based artist Jack Featherstone.
DJ Reactions :
Konrad Black: Wow love these spaced out jamz.
Tokyo Blackstar: Marlborol Noir is a beautiful synth house jam! Great cosmic house EP. Will play all 3 tracks. Nice one! Arigato
Midland: Very strong vangelis esq stuff :)
Paul Cottam: Yes, love it. Never heard of North Lake untill the blank slate thing which I can't stop playing.... Not gonna critically analyze it, lets just say it's a KILLER of an ep!!!!!!
Tim Sweeney: Beautiful release from Phonica!
Published: 10th October 2013