Search DiP ft Amy Lyon – Forget You
Label: Matter of FactScore: 8/10
Emerging Romanian label Matter of Fact is one which panders to a lighthearted but scrupulously produced house, indie and tech-house palette. While those who figure prominently could all find a place in the ‘newcomer’ bracket, the sounds in question bely the fact, especially where Search DiP’s ‘Forget You’ – a collaboration with vocalist Amy Lyon – comes into play.
Search DiP, of course, is the alias of Mihai Leonte, a man who’s already figured who other labels such as AliVE, Sleazy Deep and Union Jack. On this latest EP, he reminds us why he’s so endearing to such imprints. The title-track, for instance, is full of fully-loaded booty-shaking action, with its many musical meanderings proving the perfect foil for the work of lyricist Amy Lyon. Mercury’s remix is a fine ravey interpretation; the likes of which could have found a home in The Hacienda many moons ago.
The second half gets underway thanks to PAO’s spiky but musical remix. Full of well-rounded suspense and a smattering of shining synths, it glides at a wonderful pace that’s hard not to become enthralled by. The concluding remix comes from Wonderklubb, who tackles the track head on by focusing on a deep excursion through sound. Cleverly, he keeps hold of the vocals and lets them envelop the track alongside an unlikely bassline. It shouldn’t work – but it most definitely does.