Rhythm Operator – No More Games
Label: Vicario MusiqueRelease: Out Now
We don’t know a great deal about the mysterious producer that is Rhythm Operator other than he hails from LA but what we do know is that his musical moniker sure is apt if this release is anything to go by. He turns in one fresh origina cutl here that then gets the remix treatment from Urulu, Sebastien Vorhaus & 4004 and Casual Encounters for the Mexican label Vicario Musique. Clean, feel good house music being firmly the order of the day.
No More Games in original form is a synth-laced bit of throwback house with squelchy bass, nice dub techno chords and a vocal that takes us right back to the birth of house. It’s classic but still sounds fresh and gets remixed first by Casual Encounters. This version is stripped of the vocal and has even more lush chords and synth lines layered in. Sebastien Vorhaus & 4004 decide to make their version bang that bit harder with more jacking beats and scraped percussion, but a healthy M1 bassline keeps things nice and heartfelt at the same time. Finally, LA’s Urlu turns in a tripped out version with weird rattling hooks and buried deep rhythm that really sucks you in. A fine EP overall.