Maceo Plex – Galactic Cinema (Original Mix)
Can Maceo Plex do any wrong? The Barcelona transplant is like a sonic Swamp Thing, lurking in the darkest and deepest recesses of the house genre and emerging unpredictably to save it from itself. As the deep house world eagerly awaits his DJ-Kicks mix on April 30th, the enigmatic producer has finally released “Galactic Cinema,” the dark gem that forms the centerpiece of the “deep and futuristic” sound he claims to have cultivated on the upcoming 18-track release.
“Galactic Cinema” finds the Artist Occasionally Known as Maetrik at his finest, welding classic house high hats with cosmic synthesizers and a sinister throbbing bass. While the vocal line is compelling, it takes a rightful backseat to Plex’s stellar and unpredictable production arrangements. As an otherworldly synth interlude oscillates strangely in what feels like audio outer space, one is reminded that dance music need not have hard and fast rules to be entirely enjoyable. The answer to my initial query remains a resounding “No.”