- Release Date 2016-12-19
- Label Do Not Sleep
- Catalog DNS007
Blue Submarine EP is an example of Vercetti's emerging talent and confirms why he's been receiving such high praise. The title track is a percussion-led soulful groove that ticks over nicely. It features a looped mantra, the voice repeating 'dedicated our lives to the sound', a message that sticks tightly to the ethos of Syrossian's A&R skills. Darius Syrossian himself is on remix duty, keeping the focus around the percussion elements but littering the track with his own subtle touches adding swooshing synths, spaced out effects and weighty kicks. 'Misch' is a real tech house roller set off by lush drum pads, while 'Where's Ya Flute' has future Do Not Sleep anthem written all over it. Vercetti creates a carnival atmosphere awash with tribal drums, rising synths and a punchy bass-line groove that will get any dancefloor moving.
Tommy Vercetti's Do Not Sleep debut is more than a solid introduction, showing a musical maturity beyond his years and high hopes for the future. Believe the hype.