Out now on Crosstown Rebels: lnk.to/CRM224
Italian talent Cioz and German duo Super Flu join forces for the first time to deliver the impressive Jodi Bush, due to be released on Crosstown Rebels this September.
The release begins with the progressive sounds of Jodi Bush. Rattling hats converge on staggered synth stabs, whilst guitar plucks provide an emotional aspect to the record. Body Juice fills the B-side in a similarly emotive fashion, with gentle bell chimes and warm, poignant keys.
Inspired by the sounds of Stimming, David August and Stephan Bodzin, Cioz is an artist whose sound does not fall far from the tree of those mentioned already. Melodic and winding in a manner akin to his contemporaries, the Italian is beginning to make real headway in the scene with releases on the likes of Monaberry and now Crosstown Rebela. German duo Super Flu are prolific producers in their own right, with their tracks finding the perfect home on the likes of Moon Harbour and Mule Musiq.
Moon Harbour welcome back Super Flu after their appearance on Orbiter II for a series of remixes of their 2007 hit ‘Monaberry.’ Label boss Matthias Tanzmann and the pair themselves offer up fresh new versions.
This track was first released on Lorna in 2007, and Super Flu used its title when they later started their own label. Since then they have put out five studio albums and plenty of EPs on the likes of Mule Musiq and Hommage.
Up first is ‘Monaberry (2019 Werkzeug)’ which is a dark, twisted tech house tune with subtle layers of bells and whistles, scintillating synth lines and creeping darkness all making it utterly absorbing.
Matthias Tanzmann steps up with an excellent remix that is built on crisp house drums and hits. As the toms ping, female vocal coos add soul and a warped bassline prowls down low to bring real menace to this slow-burning banger.
Last of all, the original is included and still sounds standout with its quickened drums, deft synth stabs and floating sense of groove that sweeps you up and carries you away.
These are three very different but equally effective tracks that are guaranteed to make their mark.
Super Flu – Acumulee
Super Flu – Really Really EP
Super Flu want to make you sweat: Their new track Really Really is an intense fusion of glistening chords, catchy ethno vocal samples and an organically sparkling groove born in the depth of night. A heavy arpeggio, smooth textures, and stimulating highlights tickle the senses and mercilessly push the heart rate to new heights. Next up, Pantura feat She-Ra dances euphorically all while standing knee-deep in pure melody. At the same time, a voluminous synth embraces hypnotic sounds from East Asia, its way to the climax trimmed with delightful breaks.