Amine Edge & DANCE – Nosey Parker
It’s taken a little over three years, but finally French house gangsters Amine Edge & DANCE are back on Desolat with a follow up to their hard hitting ‚Fck Ur Opinion EP‘ from 2016.
In the years since their last Desolat release, this duo has continued to cook up their own raw, attitude-laden take on house music. It is inspired by their love of hip hop, much like the work of label boss Loco Dice, and has seen them dig out a crew of like-minded artist on their vital Cuff label, all while playing around the world to adoring fans.
‚We have always been huge fans of Chicago ghetto house,‘ say the pair, ’so we tried to make one track sound like that at 140bpm.‘ ‚That’s Right Lil‘ Bitch‘ is that track and has already been approved by ghetto pioneers like Slugo, Deeon, Funk and Lil Tal.
The EP kicks off with ‚How U Feel,‘ a tremendously tough track with block rocking, well swung beats and razor sharp hi hats. It’s all cut up with slick synths and makes for an irresistible groove. The excellent ‚Wilding‘ is another physical house ride with whirring machines and some more twinkling melodies layered over this pair’s trademark drums, which always go off with a bang.
The pressure stays on with ‚Like This‘, a cut co-produced with young French duo Yungness & Jaminn who will be appearing with their own EP on Desolat later in the year. The track has drilling bass and oversized kick drums demanding you move; it’s a rump-wiggling tune that is cavernous and all consuming. Last of all comes the Windy City inspired ghetto track with its kinetic clap and kick combo, booming sub bass and hyper speed groove all sweeping you off your feet in sleazy fashion.
These are four more dynamite tracks for this unstoppable duo.