Lee Mortimer / Bass Cntrl EP
Wearhouse / Released June 2011
What does it sound like?
Huge, smack you in the face with a refrained hoover electro house, to the power of three. Opener Lady might owe a little to the Rinse FM set, what with the distinctly Catchprase sounding sample, over-pitched vocals, staccato, nearly broken four fours, and a wave of warm chords in the breakdown, erupting into an arrangement of trance inducing electric, trapping that wasp in the jar.
Cntrl starts up next, and opts for more of a techno vibe as an organ defines the melody, before taking a seat just behind the high-end twinkles of synth. Enter squelching bassline and thudding drums, cue sanity leaving the room. Finally we have the rather apt social comment that is The Apple Company Is Expanding. Whether Mortimer uses a Mac is unclear, but if this is anything to go by said tech giant’s rise to prominence could be compared to an aggressive Eric Prydz, complete with a dubstep-style vacuum cleaner of death meltdown that serves to drop you back into the dark, stepping build.
Where would I dance to it?
If you’re in a venue amongst fans of early Tiefschwarz, Vitalik, Ed Banger Records, Erol Alkan, or similar artists and institutions this should work well.
What highlights can I expect to hear?
Cntrl probably takes first prize, simply thanks to its marginally wider appeal.
Why should I pay for it?
You like, you buy. Simple.
Where can I buy it?