Chocky

“Playtime Ep”

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LabelDessousCat. No.DES139
FormatEXCL12"IOrders fromFri, 08 Dec 2017
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Tracklist 12″: A1. Double Dip A2. Organism B1. Soul Alive B2. Playtime (Dub) Info: The UK’s best kept secret Chocky returns to Dessous Recordings after the success of his first outing, the well received Self Knowledge EP. Here we see the talented DJ / producer drop four tracks via the Playtime EP - yet more sublime house music for Steve Bug’s imprint. ‘Double Dip’ is a chunky, stripped down vibe, reduced the vitals that will slay dancefloors - firing percussion over a shuffling groove and a cut-up vocal reminiscent of Pepe Bradock. ‘Organism’ is a deep affair - spacy pads provide the counterbalance to the tough drum track, softening the edges but keeping the vibe high. ‘Soul Alive’ taps into Chocky’s clear appreciation for the 90s, with a strong vocal, atmospheric strings and a loose yet crispy beat. ‘Playtime (Dub)’ brings the whole EP home with yet another stormer - beginning as a driving basement jam but then introducing an unexpected piano riff that flips the script and takes things in a welcome jazzy direction.

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