Eelke Kleijn – Rampestamper (Original + Guy J Remix)
This month sees Lost & Found don its tenth release to date from Rotterdam-based talent Eelke Kleijn. As the successor to Guy’s own “Seven / Milestone” offering for the label last month, Kleijn extends the wrath of previous offerings for Spinnin and Toolroom records to a label that has comfortably held its corner throughout 2013. From the very strike-up of “Rampestamper,” Kleijn’s dreamy and melodic sound scope rises with the straight-laced progressive tendencies we have come to expect from this label-hopping evangelist. Label head Guy J dons a remix of far more intricate properties, opening a darker yet equally satisfying take from the mind behind the imprint and numerous long-playing offerings for Bedrock. With the jury still incorrigibly out on the genre debate, Lost & Found lands up there with Pryda Friends as one of the most consistent and characteristic forces to bless the genre’s muddied waters. Their guise remains reassuringly global, and with the likes of Eelke Kleijn on board, their forward motions look all the more unstoppable.