Following releases from names such as Chris Latner, DJ Wild, Hector and Avatism to name but a few, UK-based record label LUNA Records hit us with yet another powerful, bottom-heavy EP this time from up-and-coming DJ/Producers, [Aura] & Dan Farserelli. The pair have both been gaining huge credibility around the UK circuit and can now proudly tuck the O-Town Express EP under their belt. This is an EP showcasing the moody groove we all love so much when finding ourselves somewhere dark and busy, with a crisp soundsystem and an even crisper atmosphere that sends chills up every raver's spine!
Although each track has a similar vibe, you're still left wanting more. Each track is defined to perfection and you can really feel the mood [Aura] & Dan Faserelli create. In fact, each track gives off such an eery, atmospheric feeling, you can't help but feel slightly on edge about what to expect next.
The first track on the EP, Bakehouse, sets the tone perfectly. Warm synths, smooth bassline and scratchy percussion conspire to deliver a meaty track synonymous with the underground!
The EP continues with Four Reel, which achieves a more stripped-back, edgy vibe thanks to a bassline that dances around the kickdrum and Acid tweaks introduced in the latter stages to create a really underground fist pumper!
The final track, Moody Contact, features a cleaner, crisper percussion incorporated alongside a distant layered synth pad. A decidedly airy and euphoric breakdown eases into a sensual female vocal before regaining full thrust.
Each track really stamps its authority on the EP so, for me, it's nigh impossible to actually choose a favourite. Each track produces that essential grainy feel whilst still maintaining the warmth needed to appeal to Deep House fanatics.
Reviewed By - Harry Matisse