Mellow Man makes their EP debut with their '3 Steps Away' EP, a trio of lush, deep tech cuts that shows off their penchant lite, fluttery synths lines that are contrasted against beefy baselines that growl and bounce with the groove.
All the way from South Africa we have the talented Synth-O-Ven on remix duties. With a natural feeling for rhythm and grooves, Synth-O-Ven takes the '3 Steps Away' and turns it into hazy smoke session that rumbles with a deep, subby bassline that plays with a loft inspired drum kit that evokes deep house vibes of years past.
Long time friend and contributor Hunter Sanchez lends us their studio prowess on their interpretation of 'Mantrastic Mr. Hoa. Hunter creates a sublime groove from the start that never relents. A subdued but infectious bassline creates the foundation while the pads ride a wave throughout. Tight percussion over top juxtaposes the serene groove underneath to create a sense of tension without the usual anxiety associated with it.
The legend is back to wrap up the EP with their unhinged remix of 'A Little One'. Garden Party channels their inner 90's rock kid with synth lines routed through guitar pedals and amps, creating textures more associated with alternative music from a different era, but makes it fit in the context of a dance floor monster. The raw, in your face synths are balanced with the vocals from the original, creating a sense of nirvana while driving and pushing the dance floor the whole way through.