Azimute – We Are The Sound EP
The Serialism label has a fine track record in releasing steely underground sounds that are perfect for clued up club back rooms. Now they turn to fast rising new act Azimute, who have already impressed on Crosstown Rebels, and here serve up four new cuts of dark and moody tech that is ripe for dancing. The pair also run their own label, so are in this for the long run, and the sounds they cook up here sure are fresh.
Opening cut We Are The Sound features vocals from Rockey Washington and is a stripped back, synthetic tech cut with tumbling drums and broody vocals that make for a shady atmosphere. It’s a slow turning track that really gets freaky later on. Then comes Laterra, a much more funky, light emitting house cut with bubbling drums, funky riffs and colourful synth stabs. It’s a really deep cut groover that will surely get floors moving and then Everything Is Under Control explores a crisp boom bap drum line that spits out the groove. Deep, rumbling bass underpins the whole thing and the end result is a perfect club track. Last but by no means least is Way Back, a rocking track that rolls back and forth on a grubby bass synth line. Icy hats add a layer of intrigue, as do chilly piano chords that dangle in mid air, and over all this is a fine way to close out a fascinating EP.