Ben Vedren – I Know You Know EP Label: Minibar Catalog#: MINIBAR027 Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: Paris Released: Jul 2012
Credits: Ben is a musician deeply involved on and behind the scene. After various enriching collaborations it is now time for him to introduce his very own projects. He recently remixed Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra project for Planet E and will be releasing an EP on Juan Atkins’s legendary label Metroplex. Ben’s releases are not to miss. They set the standard for many and the minibarians are proud to present his latest piece of art which will kick the dancefloor.
OTHERS aka Bruno Pronsato and Daze Maxim – Dope Me Label: Hello?Repeat Catalog#: [HELLO020] Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: Germany Released: 25 June 2012
Tracklist: A. Dope Me
B. Does Caroline Know
Dope Me / Does Caroline Know? is a slightly clubbier affair-less Sun Ra and more Soul Capsule-but still possesses the air of strangeness that makes the duo so unique. Each artist leaves his mark within the first few measure of Dope Me. The steady high-hats and flawless kick drum are straight out of Dazes playbook, while the nervous piano and 3 Chairs-style claps are unmistakably Bruno. As for the slurred vocal pleading >Dope me..dope me<, thats anyones guess. The track carries on for a solid nine minutes as half-melodies and quasi-hooks slide in and out of the mix. The B-side, Does Caroline Know?, takes us deeper and darker. The drums are plodding, the mood is ominous, and a series of dreamlike flourishes add to an already eerie groove. Like the A-side, its a surrealistic style of house that only these two could deliver. The artwork, as usual, is done by Daze Maxim.