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Sneaker Social is back in business after the still much-lauded 002 release from Al Tourettes, this time with a ravey three track EP from breakthrough Lithuanian producer Zoé Zoe. The eagle-eyed spotters out there may recognise the name from Maya Jane Coles recent and excellent DJ Kicks mix as her ‘Church’ track sat comfortably at the heart of it.
In fact it is that track which kicks off this EP: growing out of bold, backward looking rave kicks and plenty of nicely textured synth chords and scraping percussion, the thing suddenly breaks down to
the sweetest and most introverted of melodic breakdowns before kicking off like a mule once again.
On the B1, ‘Hollow’ is just that – big open spaces get filled with shuffling garage drums and perc, dissolving acid basslines and a thick church ambiance that makes the whole thing sound like some faint and distant memory. It’s cerebral stuff that also packs a physical punch.
Final track ‘October’ is another raw, explosive track made of rusty synth lines and knackered drums. Its charges along like glitchy techno but some warm Detroit pads bring a subdued house vibe to the arrangement that results in a most compelling stylistic duality – fresh fresh sounds, for sure.
This could well mark the arrival of a bright new talent with plenty to offer – just as Sneaker Social aims to do with each any every release.