The Mole

“Little Sunshine Ep/ Aardvarck Rmx”

CCS107 scanZoom inLabelCircus Company
Cat. No.CCS107
FormatEXCL12"L
Orders fromFri, 22 Sep 2017
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Review

Tracklist: A1 The Mole - Little Sunshine A2 The Mole - Discotheque Airplane B1 The Mole & Tom Trago - Down the Hallway (Aardvarck Remix) B2 The Mole & Tom Trago - Down The Hallway (Original mix) Short info: Circus Company and The Mole have long been making eyes at each other across the same crowded dancefloor. Colin de la Plante?s primary project is synonymous with the off-kilter corner of house music we like to spend our time dancing in, and the labels he releases on are close cousins of the Circus troupe. From Wagon Repair to Philpot, Musique Risquee to Perlon, it?s a wonder that we haven?t worked together previously, but finally that?s been put right with Little Sunshine.Stripped back, understated disco grooves have always been the bread and butter of The Mole?s sound, while infectious, cyclical melodic patterns are equally important in making his unique version of house music. On the title track, those elements are presented with full force, but in between the driving rhythms linger the most gorgeous keys, bringing a mellow introspection to the track as a neat counterpoint to the energy of the drums and arpeggios. Compared to the clean lines and peppy tempo of ?Little Sunshine?, ?Discotheque Airplane? is an audacious swerve into low and slow territory, where dusty samples rule the day and the bass swells in and out of earshot with a truly mesmerizing effect. It?s a moody affair loaded with tension, mystery and funk in abundance. As if that wasn?t enough proof of the variety in The Mole?s repertoire, on his collaboration with Dutch hero Tom Trago for ?Down The Hallway? we find the pair exploring lean, focused techno, where the simplest of rhythms propel a haunting, distant vocal lick. It?s the drum sounds that make this a special cut, championing warm, natural percussion instead of the methodical drum machine hits found in most contemporary techno. Rounding the EP off in a beautifully mysterious style is Aardvarck, whose remix of ?Down The Hallway? takes the

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