Manchester producers System2 first popped up on Underground Audio a few weeks back with the rather tidy "Waxing Egos EP" and it seems theyre wasting no time with the first release on their own self-titled imprint already finding its way to the front of the playlists of the more discerning DJs.
Lead track "Smoke & Mirrors" is a classy slab of house with a chunky break doing its thang alongside horn stabs, funk vocal snippets and a bowel bothering bottom end. Its a solid number that manages to swerve any easy genre tagging and provide something to pique the interest of those seeking something slightly left of centre.
One Records Hanfry Martinez drops in next to iron out the kinks and turn the opener into something a bit more straightforward but no less interesting before the rest of the EP is handed back to System2. Third track "Nobodies Freakin" keeps things moving nicely with its driving 4/4 rhythm, bass hook and haunting synth hook that just sits just nicely beneath the surface before things get a tad more energetic again with "Body".
An absolutely brilliant EP and with the Underground Audio EP also in the bag already this year it seems that 2014 should be a big year for System2.
Early Support: John Dimas, Timmy P, Him_Self_Her, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky, Hot Since 82, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, Djebali, Richy Ahmed, Leon, John Dimas, Mihai Popoviciu, Patrick Topping, David Glass, Dale Howard, Christoph, Mennie, Filthy Rich, Raffa FL, Jamie Jone, DJ Wild, Russell Yallop
Loco Dice - Yeahh Smoke!
Jamie Jones - Will try out sounds good...
Adam Shelton - Hanfry's remix is the shit! love it!
Luca C (Hot Creations/Crosstown Rebels/Southern Fried) - Big EP
Richard Ahmed (Crosstown Rebels) - Wicked
Filthy Rich / Spektre - Tasty EP here...full support on this...great sound
Cristoph - Nobodies Freakin and Body are quality! Defo be playing these out!”
Raffa FL - WOW! Difficult to decide what to pick up here.. my fav are smoke & mirrors (HF remix) and body! thx for the good music!
David Glass - Hanfry Martinez remix is sick!
Mihai Popoviciu - Remix is cool for me!
John Dimas - Really nice
him_self_her - Hanfry remix is top!
Dale Howard - Like the Hanfry Martinez mix and the original of Smoke & Mirrors. Original is my favourite of the two though. Will play these this weekend
Djebali - Great tracks and amzing remix from Hanfry ! Club killerz ! Full support
Patrick Topping - Mint EP from the lads. nobodies freakin is my fav, bassline is wicked
Hendriks - Massive release this. Love every track, loads of groove, right up my street!!
Rossko - Cool EP
Jamie Trench - Liking the Hanfry remix and Nobodies Freakin for sure!!
wAFF - Great tracks all round
DeMarzo - Lovely stuff fellas
CrossNineTroll - Dope tracks! Hanfry Martinez Remix for us