Merk & Kremont – Amen (Original Mix)
Size Records provided a recent sigh of relief when finally announcing an official release date for Steve Angello’s “Payback” collaboration with Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman — that’s April 22nd (tomorrow), for those biting nails since last festival season.
First, the Italy-based duo of Merk & Kremont embark upon Size Records with their latest original production as more than your everyday newcomers, building upon an impressive track record of top-tier support in an extremely brief tenure. “Amen” fits into its imprint game plan of curating big records while avoiding big room tendencies — finding remarkable energy unbounded by acceptance or formula. Its aggressive nature makes for an apt successor of releases such as Ivan Gough & Jebu’s “Noxu” and AN21 & Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman’s “Rebel” — fit even more properly ahead of “Payback,” where it strikes Angello’s revered stash with similar soundscapes and serves as the appetizer to its main course.