- Release Date 2016-08-29
- Label Clarisse Records
- Catalog CR060
Vangelis Kostoxenakis and Piem unveil Clarisses 60th outing that puts on an unofficial battle of the sexes in the pitching together of Athens and Barcelona. Far from being a dancefloor discriminator, the pairs marriage of Bros and Ladies features unique vocal tics and bumpy bottom ends of contrasting, inescapable infectiousness.
Having also found success as Angel Stoxx and Phatjak to followers of Neon Music, Vangelis Kostoxenakis has galvanised the best of Greeces night life before breaking out and grabbing the Snatch!, Glasgow Underground, KD Music and Kling Klong imprints by the scruff of the neck. Piem has risen from dominating Barcelonas back yard in his teens to taking on the cream of Europes club scene, going on to divide up decks with Roger Sanchez, Xpress-2, Chus & Ceballos, Booka Shade and Danny Howells.
Lapping up a sunny atmosphere of brotherly love before cutting through the poolside pleasantries in a B-Boy stance, Bros is a tough pumper with plenty of boom-boom-boom to it. While darting synths scurry atop and the vocal continues to throw you for a loop, the party gets hit head on with a cyber-sharpened bass sizing up a variety of dancefloors before slicing them wide open: one that puts the fizz into physical.
Ladies features dialogue from what sounds like ODB attempting stand-up. It presides over a breakdown pushing anticipation to an absolute maximum, joined by a rash of button-bashing vocal samples aimed at reaching good vibrations. Taking on the chit-chat is an acid-clean bassline both funky and friendlier than its macho counterpart, on a good old fashioned bit of rounded and ripe bump to give your hands some airtime.