Let's Play House turns its eye back to its home country for its 21st release, a four-track EP by Rhythm Operator.
The record commences with a collaboration between the mysterious producer and a new duo from Munich, Rhode & Brown, called “Fiona's Room.” Like the banger he shacked up with Ejeca for on for W&O Street Tracks (“Raid”), the tune is a no-nonsense, club-igniting party-inciter enveloped in frantic, staccato keys, chopped-up vocal samples, and a warm, smooth bass riff. Following that bigness is a sort of palette cleanser, dubbed “Real Hustle,” that's all swirling, visceral synth washes, spartan hats, and ambient sound effects.
The flip finds R.O. somewhere in between “Fiona's Room” and “Real Hustle.” “Hope” is a driven and deliberate cut that chugs along with angular precision underscored by an organic, fuzzy melody, giving it extra weight and plenty of soul. Chamboché takes those elements and squares the track up further, morphing it into a robotic, high-octane shuffler. Hope is nothing if not diverse, a 12” that feels at home both in a nightclub and on a home stereo.
Published: 3rd October 2013