Pittsburgh Track Authority have been making waves the last couple of years following brilliant releases on some of the best underground house labels around such as Uzuri, Argot, Finale Sessions as well as their own Pittsburgh Tracks imprint. Last year saw their debut LP Enter The Machine Age gain them further fans and we invited them to remix Nils Penner’s I Can Be for which they delivered an absolute beast. The Pittsburgh based collective are as comfortable making disco-influenced grooves as they are funk- infused techno so when they offered us Your Situation with a view to doing an EP we jumped at the chance.
Lead track Your Situation is one of those subtle, slow burners that comes completely alive on a big system. The minimal drums and simple string stabs combining to create a simple and spacious groove to get locked into. Classic, proper house music with that raw Omar S touch which when it’s done well, creates pure magic.
Flipping over we have Rt. 28 which builds around a shuffling, percussive groove, simple repeating rhodes chords and one bar synth riff. Once again, the PTA boys inject that authentic Detroit influenced sound, keeping things refined and focussing on the nuts and bolts and avoiding any clutter.
Closing this characterful release we have Gold Trim which as the name suggests has a more loungey vibe to it with plenty of live instrumentation and a loose, jazzy feel.
Published: 20th August 2015