'This and That' is a House and Techno label run by Davide Squillace who is an Italian DJ icon at the forefront of the world's electronic music scene.
The labels last release was a collaboration from Yousef and Harry Romero, this new release is from Basti Grub who returns to This and That following an EP at the start of 2017, which picked up support from the likes of Audiojack, Huxley, Hot Since 82, Maya Jane Coles, Robag Wruhme and Technasia.
Basti Grub is a German based artist who has previously released on imprints such as Kling Klong, Kittball, Desolat, Cocoon, Get Physical and Moan. His distinctively original sound incorporates everything from exotic African vocals to dub Reggae, usually mixed with his trademark blend of sequenced tribal beats and intricate melody.
Distinctly individual Basti Grub's eccentrically brilliant music is a blend of quirky rhythms and chic sound design to create a rich and vibrant tapestry of sound.
Track one "Shake It" has a chugging groove with powerful vocals, infused with funk. 80's influenced, the track is infectious with dramatic synth bursts and a medley of harmonic textures. Timeless and contemporary, there's an uplifting spirit and despite its slower tempo, it's packed with energy!
Second on the release is "Close My Eyes" which starts with piano chords and a moody vocal that's soothing and soulful. Deep and mysterious this is a perfect sun set track for Ibiza nights on the terrace and mornings on the beach. Hauntingly beautiful, the groove is gentle and the track has warmth that's comforting and poignant.
For those who like things stripped back there is also a dub version of "Close My Eyes" with the vocals removed that does exactly what it says on the tin.