Safari regular de Angelis‘ last appearance again alongside Arnaud on ‘Breath of Night‘ as part of the Various Artist EP that was Safari 041. One of the key DJ’s on the London scene, Antonio can be found spinning at many of the capital’s finest nights. On the production front, he has released and remixed for labels including Material, Trapez, Leftroom and of course Safari. Arnaud Le Texier‘s 2010 got off to the best of starts with a highly successful Australian trip and the release of his ‘Perfumes of Our Dead Times’ EP on Safari and the hugely supported ‘Ivory Machine’ EP on D’Julz‘s Bass Culture imprint. Now Arnaud is working hard on new music and the future Safari catalogue. The ‘Down Is The New Up’ EP sees the duo delivering four brand new original productions. ‘The Sky Is Falling In‘ sees them mixing jazzy percussion and a dominant piano with a weighty kick drum to excellent effect. First up on the flip is the title track which opens with another muscular kick drum and an abrasive riff, that when joined by the heavy bassline creates a super groove. Added percussion and electronic snare rolls see it develop into a hypnotizing number. ‘Observations‘ is a beautifully crafted builder. Bird noises greet us as the beat begins. The pulsing bass slowly grows and is joined by a delicate guitar line and spoken vocal. Never peaking, it presents itself as a perfect set builder. Closing the release we are given the digital exclusive Dub of ‘The Sky Is Falling In‘.
SAF044 : Antonio De Angelis & Arnaud Le Texier – Down Is The New Up EP
1 – The Sky Is Falling In
2 – Down Is The New Up
3 – Observations
Digital Exclusive : The Sky Is Falling In Dub
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