Blazing newcomer Henri Bergmann makes her full EP debut on Watergate Records with thecaptivating 'Mind Control' EP.Building a buzz via impressive releases on her label Automatik, the Londoner has picked up support fromeveryone from Dixon, Solomun and Maceo Plex. Indeed, mention the Dodi Palese Remix remix of her track'Protection' to any clued-up melodic house fan and you're likely to be met with a blissed-out response, sobeloved was the cut, which also ended up in Tale of Clubs' top 10 for 2021.Her maiden voyage on the Oberbaumbrücke home label is a tour de force of chugging house thatencompasses new wave, electro and progressive elements, with a strong cast of collaborators and remixesalong the way.Pushing herself creatively during the lockdown, this EP is the first time we've heard Henri utilise her voice onher own productions, and the resulting work is a treat. The title track is a team-up with Biesmans who bringshis distinct retro sound signature to the track, while Henri's vox elevates it to another level. 'Our Time HasCome' is a punchy dancefloor gem propelled by her own vocals and a classy psychedelic synth line. 'WeJust Keep On Going' brings bags of robotic soul to the table, as Henri's husband Wennink takes to thevocoder, alongside a mystical lead melody. Stephan Jolk returns to the label following his excellent'Freedom' EP in April, re-working 'Mind Control' into a muscular weapon. Meanwhile Echonomist, who isnotable for his appearance on WhoMadeWho's Watergate 26 compilation, also takes his hand to the titletrack, re-fashioning it into a tough bass-driven electro cut that's beautiful and brain-scrambling in equaldoses.