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  • Release Date 2014-07-14
  • Label AvantRoots
  • Catalog AR045
One year ago, the team formed by Vidall (aka Aphro) and Dactilar unleashed a John Lee Hooker cover/bootleg upon the world called "Nobody Knows". The idea of dance music with a message is not paid much heed on the scene today but this concept has been the driving force behind their debut EP, rooted in the vast culture of black music. The title track, "The Device", is a sophisticated slow dub house track containing a Herbie Hancock interview where we hear him respond to the question, how would you explain what a piano is to an alien? Hancock's answers "the piano has no feeling, it is a device. The human being is what gives feeling to that device." The next track, "Indeed" is a refreshing, powerful vocal house track that will force you out of your seat, and the insightful voice of Marvin Gaye grabs you and never lets go, as he speaks about show business over funk beats that crescendo into sonic emotion in "Part Of Me." This evocative debut also features remixes by artists/friends who share the same exigence for their life's passion: music. It's no easy feat to have two heavyweights like Martin Buttrich and Guti on the same wax, but AR pulled it off. The "maestro" Martin supplies with "Indeed Remix" a groovy dancefloor hit with elegant vibes, while Guti delivers two remixes of "The Device": A profound trip reminiscent of the hypnotic african rhythms, and a delightfully ambient tune to perfectly close out one of the most exciting EPs of the year.

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The Device