Floog, Cosmjn, Vlad Arapasu, Wickham – 6 Years of Eastenderz Pt.1 [Eastenderz]
London-based record label Eastenderz celebrates 6 years of activity with an amazing Various Artists compilation which brings together Floog, Cosmjn, Vlad Arapasu and Wickham for the first part. With record number 40 signed by the man behind it all East End Dubs himself recently announced, it’s easy to say why this venture became one of the most acclaimed in the scene, as it kept delivering top-quality modern electronic music to the people since its inception back in 2014.
While some of the artists present here return to the label, the imprint’s catalogue also features works from Nami, Doubtingthomas, Priku, Lizz, Viceversa, Arapu, VincentAdrian (VincentIulian & Adrian Niculae), Subb-An, Christian Burkhardt, Chris Stussy and Luuk Van Dijk, among others. It is very possible to see some of them on the second part, which will soon be revealed for sure. Now, let’s properly set the volume and dive into 6 Years of Eastenderz Pt.1:
Floog opens the record with “Games Of Drones”, a driving minimalistic rhythm perfect for peak time moments at any kind of party. The prominent drumming leads an ever-evolving background theme which incorporates warm modulations, spiralling effects and subtle vocal cuts that add even more swing to the whole story. Following, there’s “Cosmo Acids” by Cosmjn, a more progressive, arp-infused piece where the deep house ingredients are carefully mixed with colourful pads and strong basslines. The steady-paced percussive core creates a spacious ambience that fits with those laid-back morning or afterparty vibes like a glove.
On the flipside we first find Vlad Arapasu with “Egoland”, a bumping house cut flavoured with punchy basslines, floating synth touches and a percussive chopped vocal that calls out for frantic dancing while “Mello” by Wickham closes the 12” with an equally bouncing vibration. Squelching breaks and uplifting feelings, that’s what we’re talking about here. All in all, a smooth record right here! Highly recommended for selectors and collectors alike.
Grab your copy of 6 Years of Eastenderz Pt.1 VA at deejay.de.
Artist: Floog, Cosmjn, Vlad Arapasu, Wickham
Title: 6 Years of Eastenderz Pt.1
Cat. number: ENDZ039
Release date: 25.09.2020
Words by AndreiB
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