After gracing the grooves of Box Aus Holz and Money $ex, Kickflip Mike makes his Tartelet debut alongside Berlin bass maestro Julius Conrad with the "Three Turtles" EP. While Julius seems like a new addition to camp Tartelet, he's been in the extended family for years. The son of jazz bass legend Jurgen Attig and childhood homies with Max & Kickflip, he's existed in the crew's inner circle since day dot. Working side to side with Kickflip Mike, Julius packs this four tracker with a medley of gritty drum distortion, frenetic bass guitar-work and (as ever) a dumptruck of groove. As richly diverse as most releases on the Tartelet roster, it's a record that dabbles variously in analogue house, beat-led instrumentals and elements of breakbeat and garage - it's all going on. First out the traps is title track "Three Turtles", a kick-heavy club jam overwritten with Julius' warm warbling basslines and wah-wah guitar. After snaking through "BBQ Skit", a wonky beat-erlude in the Madlib vein, the record winds into "Some Joint", a wandering house workout with tons of virtuosity from Conrad's axe. Without further ado, the EP closes on "Voodoo Dude": a wonderfully deep finale snapped through with choppy breaks and fuzzy samples. Taken from top to bottom, "Three Turtles" is a record that shrugs off the limitations of 'club music', keeping it loose and playful enough to reflect Kickflip & Conrad's colourful lives outside the club, as well as inside.