Never stop! Never stop focusing on what makes you feel fulfilled. Never stop seeking the truth. Never stop helping your friends. Never stop dancing… Even when it seems the world wants us to.
This is the vibe, the message and the energy behind Catz N Dogz third major league collaboration in recent weeks. A series of link-ups with some of their favourite studio animals, each dispatch has taken us closer and closer to their label Pets Recordings 10th anniversary release. So far they’ve moved us down to the bones with Eats Everything and Andrea Oliva, now comes US scientist Truncate.
Taking off where his ‘Level Up’ EP on Pets left us last year, ‘Never Stop’ is another pristine slab of bouncy, widescreen, warm-as-toast tech that taps into the deepest of foundations. Stripped back warehouse dynamics, a hypnotic spoken word and a groove that could melt concrete, you can hear both acts’ signature in full effect.
Truncate’s weight and tension and Catz N Dogz innate sense of groove combine and complement on two more tracks to conclude the EP; ‘Hyper Responsibility’ is a fast lane stampede that sits somewhere between Detroit and Berlin, its ardent pace countered perfectly with warm chords and soulful vocal textures. Finally we hit ‘Body Control’. Much more stripped back and house-minded than the rest of the EP, it reminds us of a whole other side to both acts. Designed as a DJ tool but delivered as a weapon in its own naked right, it’s another precision piece from the trio.
Published: 21st January 2021