- Release Date 2019-05-20
- Label Exploited Ghetto
- Catalog EXP56
The title track "The Big Feeling" is a masterclass in dancefloor economics, with not a note or frequency wasted in this stripped-back, focused slice of magic. Its slow-burning approach sees a dreamy, hazy vocal inject a subtle sense of soul into a looping, gentle techno rhythm. Snares are only unleashed halfway through, the simplest of hi-hats ticking away up until then and laconic synth refrains twinkling over the brooding bass tones. Play it loud and marvel at the way it imperceptibly draws you in.
"Sam Same" hooks you in with its rapid-fire metallic percussion and a pulsing lead synth which is full of drama and suspense. Ticking hi-hats drive the track along as subtle washes of reverb swell gently beneath. A resonant, bubbling 8-bit style synth rears its head from time to time with cartoon-like charisma. Shrieking, muted organ-like sounds add more colour still in the break. A nagging arpeggio builds the intensity further as sleek hi-hats pick up the energy further. These constituent parts could easily be combined into something overblown and intense, but the subtlety displayed throughout is a far more powerful option.