The third release from burgeoning Berlin-based label "Turn it Down" comes at us from label head Matthias Speck aka Back for Good. Also known as the man behind the Mancha label, Speck's sound revolves around an uncompromising take on raw, unpolished electronic cuts, the likes of which have been tailor made with he dancefloor's most fervent moments in mind. The Gymnastics EP is proof of his production prowess. Displaying the sort of nimble, carefree and fun-loaded sounds often displayed by the likes of DJ Feat Burger and his compatriot Skatebard, this is House music that boasts that boasts personality but is also keen not to take itself too seriously.
Kicking off the release is the sounds of the title track, "Gymnastics". A gnarly, synth heavy track that will breathe life into any set it's allowed to roam free in, it's the sort of cut you'll be humming long after the night has drawn to a close. Full of zippy, dextrous sounds and deceptively simple, this baseline-led anthem might be classic in structure yet still manages to portray a forward-facing ethos.
Next up is the remix, which comes at us courtesy of Betonkust. Although his effort is a far cry from the original, it too is never lacking in heart. Full of shiny, glistening, almost camp vibes, it's the sort of smile-inducing record that could just as easily have come out on eclectic labels a la Running Back or Hivern Discs. A truly momentous way to polish the original, it's hardly surprising Betonkust has been siding up alongside Palmboman and playing the likes of Dekmantel of late.
Last but not least is Back for Good's second original, the aptly named "Wasted". An engaging but stifling and at times uncomfortable track, it's the sort of lo-fi cut that gets under your skin in all the right ways. A fine foil to matters elsewhere, it signs off the EP with rich aplomb. A fascinating insight into the mind of two producers we're sure to be hearing more from soon, Turn it Down's latest is a truly impressive one.