Anyone who has had the pleasure of participating in Londons party scene in the past 12 months has more than likely encountered the suggestively named underground sensation Wetyouself. These Monday morning parties in the legendary club Fabric attract more than just London party people with a taste for excess; the line-ups often read like a whos who of the global DJ circuit. Youll find trusted names such as Ellen Allien, Ben Klock, Sascha Funke... so how about a cultural exchange in the other direction? Cormac, one of Wetyourselfs three-man promoter team, is firing himself straight out of Fabrics sacred underground storerooms into the Memo label roster. His DJ skills have become legendary over in the UK, and he has taken these talents on tour to almost all the worlds best known clubs. As a producer, Cormac is at the head of the queue for a Memo release. The collection of tracks which make up his debut are contrasting yet coherent, and 100% dancefloor compatible.
Merlin is a straight-up stomper with a banging on-the-dot beat and hefty off-beat bass. It rumbles along at mid-tempo, but has some serious drive behind it. A clear, direct, no-nonsense number. Cormacs cool, low-key vocal style lends an early-morning, sweat-inducing atmosphere to the scene - Wetyourself ..
Wait is a whole different ball game or rather, a different dancefloor. The track juggles a subtle, melancholy piano line with some implied house accents. This wonderfully relaxed sound would be best served as a chilled bar soundtrack.
Thomas Muller, who only joined the BPitch line-up himself in 2008, has earned top credentials through highly acclaimed releases on Quartz Records and BPC. He has shown his qualities as a remixer with a remarkable version of Telefon Tel Aviv's Immolate Yourself. The specialist in highly organised sonic life-forms has made a caricature of Merlin: with the use of minimal but highly effective add-ons,
the track is turned into a hectic, twisted bounce-fest, whilst Cormacs vocals are put through the sound mill with a delightful lack of respect controlled insanity.
Uninvited Guest, available on the digital release, first makes a discreet and minimalistic entrance. Percussive elements slowly but surely set the track in motion. The fist peak is followed by a spooky collage of bizarre sounds and atmospherics, held together securely by the reliably straight house beat.