SIM004: Michael McLardy – Summer Crunch EP

MICHAEL McLARDY - SUMMER CRUNCH EP

A1 - Michael McLardy - Summer Crunch
A2 - Michael McLardy - Summer Crunch (Evren Ulusoy Remix)
B1 - Michael McLardy - Motorcycles
B2 - Michael McLardy - Motorcycles (P.Lopez Remix)

Silence In Metropolis aims to act as a hub for new artists breaking through; artists who mine a forward thinking vein of deep house, techno and the many shades in between. For their 4th release they turn to UK talent Michael McLardy for two original tracks and two remixes, one from P Lopez and one from Evren Ulusoy.

So far Mclardy has appeared on labels like Alive, Save You and Deso with a cultured house sound, and first track here ‘Summer Crunch’ follows in that good stead. It’s a slow and low slung groove detailed with deft little jazz chords, bird sounds and plenty of loose limbed percussion. The effortless melodies suggest McLardy has classical piano training under his belt and the vibe overall is one of pure late summer, early evening bliss. The remix comes from Turkish Beatport Chart topper and Moodmusic associate Evren Ulusoy. He redesigns the track for more energetic moments on the dancefloor. His kicks are a bit more upright and propulsive and the pads are that bit more rigid, bringing with them a nice bit of organic and musical funk.

McLardy’s other original ‘Motorcycles’ again shows the man’s ability to craft low-slung and louche grooves with plenty of human roughness and genuine warmth. This one features a dumpy kick drum underneath and a melange of percussive clicks and ticks up top. It’s sensuous and slow burning house music that you can really feel in your bones. Dogmatik and Tirk producer P. Lopez from Paraguay goes in on the remix this time. Having had support from the likes of Groove Armada and Maya Jane Coles in the past it’s no surprise his version is a deep and groovy interpretation with clever use of filters to build tension and a fine driving bassline propping the whole thing up.

Staying true to their mission, with this EP SIM have introduced us to some fine new talents and easily lovable new house sounds.

After serving up some chart topping bombs for the likes of Morris Audio and OFF Recordings, Dale Howard is very much a new school talent on the charge. His remix is garage inclined remix shuffles and wiggles along without any friction, just the deftest of melodic touches, and closes out a very promising EP from an equally auspicious new label.

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VINYL NOW AVAILABLE:
Deejay.de
Juno Records

DIGITAL RELEASE ON BEATPORT:
Beatport

EARLY SUPPORT FROM:

Osunlade, Claudio Coccoluto, X-Press 2, Huxley, Droog, Kellerkind, Ekkohaus, Johnny Cade, UGLH, :terry:, Nick Holder, Jeff Craven, Timmy Stewart, Dirty Channels, Nathan G, Brothers' Vibe, Julein Sandre, Nikko Gibler, Simone Giuddi + more.

TAKE A LISTEN TO THE EP HERE:

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