Label: Dither DownScore: 8/10
If we’re honest, we’ve never encountered Travmatic & Marosy before now. Based on early results, however, theirs is a talent that’s quite clearly indebted to retro planes; especially in the case of their latest release on the US-based Dither Down imprint is concerned. The label in question has its roots in New York City, and one listen to the EP confirms that this is entirely appropriate too.
Introducing the package is the title number, ‘Body Move‘. With a timeless sounding bassline its key characteristic, it struts its stuff with a wonderfully nuanced appeal that will suit many a different dancefloor. The production is tight, the energy is undeniable, while the catchiness and sheer force of the track are similarly worthy of praise. Boxwork then brings the original towards a vaguely more industrial soundscape, with his mix more in tune with East London warehouses than anything the Big Apple has to offer.
”Got To Work” is the second of the two originals. With its smart percussion and wallowing, unfurling bassline, it too looks to the past for inspiration, while its sporadic keys only add fuel to the fire in that sense. Tough Love then culminate the package, as they turn the track on its head in their own, house-leaning inimitable fashion. In all, this is exciting stuff from all three parties.
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