Heist welcomes some new faces to their family with this release by JKriv & Peter Matson, who present their ‘Bigtime EP.’ Lead track ‘Ewesse Ye’ occupies a space in dance music that leans towards Balearic nu-disco and proto-house, but the live elements, African vocals, and chants and cosmic synth work make it a track that’s hard to pin down to just one style. What we can say is that it sounds huge without really trying to do so! It comes so naturally, just like the vocals of Cameroonian singer Samy Love, who lays down his verses, with a nod to groundbreaking African artists like Ata Kak and Professor Rhythm.
Editor’s Review: “Razor-N-Tape label boss Jkriv gets together with Underground Systems, Peter Matson, on the Bigtime EP for Heist Recordings. This record sits so well on discerning disco dancefloors with its afro disco Secret Squirrel vibe! ‘Ewesse Ye’ opens with a cosmic bang, loads of cowbells, and the flow of Cameroonian star Samy Love, floating on top of this highly infectious beat. Heist invite global sound artist Auntie Flo to step up to the remix plate. Flo adds Marimba and layers up the vocals, flipping the OG like a Dutch pancake into a deep and dark afro-tech monster. ‘New Friend’ will get you right in the Balearics with its cosmic synths and touch of the Italo disco greatness a la Robotnik. The fourth cut on this unexpected curve ball of an EP from Heist, ‘Bigtime’, brings out the big brass horns that gets sitters out of their off seats and onto the stomping dancefloor for this absolute belter of a closing cut.”
‘Big Time EP’ is out now via Heist Recordings.
Turn it up & enjoy!