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MAX NEWTON & MATALO!

Based in Berlin Max Newton & Matalo have delivered percussion heavy funk and gritty Nuyorican rhythms on both GAMM and Take Away Records. Their new release on Omena LTD continues on the same path and adds deep house and breezy Latin flavours.

"U-Bahn At Midnight" sets things off sounding like a classic MCDE house jam with ringing melodies and sharp horns. "Walkin' On" uses the classic Freddie Hubbard sample we all know and love and adds some gently grooving percussion, flappy kick drums, fluttery arps and electronic bass.

On the flip "Pao De Acucar vs Vesuvius" is a slowly unfurling, summery house track; primed for daytime festival play. Finally "Brooklyn Survivor" ends things and lands somewhere between Glenn Underground and DJ Koze, with warped vox, rising strings and beautifully plotted drums.

A mighty fine way to close the Omena LTD series.


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Thick, chunky, sample-based house music in that vintage style we love so well. Includes a nice flip of that Freddie Hubbard track but it's that final track "Pai De..." that really does it for me.

TRACK LISTING

A1. U-Bahn At Night
A2. Walkin' On
B1. Pao De Acucar Vs Vesuvius 


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