Following on now from Deep Space Orchestra, we are proud to present our next release from Italian producer Mayo Soulomon. Also known as LowLow, Mayoʼs work to date includes a single on Jamal Mossʼ Mathematics Recordings.
With an overwhelming passion for Chicago // Detroit house and Italo Disco, Mayo has long studied
the genres' analog roots and carefully created his own studio spaceship of synthesis.
It is with this that he has produced for FBNM three classic translations of these essential movements
in dance music history, which we have backed up with an authentic remix from Detroitʼs own, Rick Wade.
If Riviera Traxx, Jovonn, Mistiness & Don Carlos was your things you must check out this EP!!!!!!
Soulomon opens up seismically with ʻFeel Part 1ʼ, an upfront groove sounding like a
mysterious dub experimentation with an expensive, mid-eighties disco venture.
Mayo delicately unravels sensual vocals above a red-hot analog synth bass, then fattens things up to the max with a rock solid beat pump.
By the time we reach ʻFeel Part 2ʼ, the decade has passed us and Mayo presents a much deeper interpretation. Kicking out with a bouncy bass racked up alongside that classic ʻTRʼ backbone, smooth pads and key stabs playfully glow, jack and grind atop a sea of soulful vocal shots.
Rick Wade takes his turn on ʻFeel Part 1ʼ now and stamps his classy Detroit sound all over it; detuned jazz keys flow effortlessly whilst a discordant, thunderous bass rumbles below.
Wade cements things together disconcertingly with a tense atmosphere that breaks briefly, and to great effect, elevating us momentarily before returning us to his darkly styled deep house vision."
With '808 shades', Mayo offers a tribute to that infamous cowbell-and-clap combo that featured so extensively in the Chi-Town house movement; this modern take feels truly authentic with its repetitive drum programing and tape delay-styled bass echoing gracefully those fundamental moments of electronic music history.
released February 1, 2013
Written & Produced by Mayo Soulomon
Mastered by Lawrence Dunster at Curved Pusher, London