GotSome gets a second-wind with top-tier ‘Bassline’ remix package [EP Review]
Recently spawned British house stronghold GotSome gave the global industry a lesson in how to turn a straight-up club cut into a radio-friendly chart stormer with inaugural Defected cut ‘Bassline.’ Now, the label with a proven ability to pluck back-to-back hits from thin air extends a definitive remix package of contenders new and old, sticking the A-side back in full view for the first quarter.
There is a theory that after an extensive reign of legendary stature, an artists reputation can supersede their sound. Even on well-equipped speakers, Kenny Dope’s ‘OGutta remix’ fares weakly against the accompanying cuts – a somewhat disappointing feat from a man with pioneering connotations to the genre otherwise. This is made even more apparent by the upfront quality of seasoned Dutch veteran’s Chocolate Puma, whose remix balances low-end undertones and fierce grooves in a far more persuasive manner from the duo with two decades an counting of affirmative action under their belts.
Liverpool breakout Friend Within lands off a hot-streak courtesy of recent Hypercolour EP ‘The Underground.’ Behind the wheel of “Bassline,” the untamed and low-end favoring sound scope is once again given a precedent setting spin, furthering the odds that this might just be the luminary British house artist of 2014. Defected have long been well acquainted with Stereo Production’s own Chus & Cebalos. Back together with brick and mortar stamina, their fluid tech house ticks all the right boxes, signalling another well-preserved specimen from the warmer remits of European club land. Topping off another intrepid conquest into the core of what is exciting about the European landscape right now, there are at least three cuts here to keep us convinced that Defected means business for 2014.