DJ Sonikku ‘All My Friends’
After a tropical storm powered by gaming-vengeance battered the long lost Secret Island, Lobster Theremin young protagonist DJ Sonikku – ruffled but not deterred, having drifted for months on a bird-nested raft – finds himself landing on the shores of New York City with a new EP ‘All My Friends’.
‘Chemical Plant’ is soaked and squeezed with just the right amount of Italo and disco, layered over a stocky 16-bit house groove and a slap heavy FM bass-line. ‘Sand Oasis’ is less about the nostalgic and more about Sonikku now. Beach-tanned drum warmth cracks, pops and whistles in and among sugar-coated, sweet-as-a-nut synth melodies and a rolling ‘n’ tumbling bass bump.
Hogging the B-side but to maximum effect, Untitled (Club Use) is a full on music-as-the-medium club statement. A longing and yearning to have have witnessed and being immersed in thriving 80’s and 90’s New York scene, drawing a distinctive and direct influence from Shep Pettibone and Junior Vasquez. Pure floor-flattening heat riding hard on a Jersey-edged drum shuffle and tightly-chopped vocal flourishes.