Review by Matthew Crick
About this time last year, and again on the same unblemished imprint, Session Victim delivered possibly one of the albums of 2012. The unmistakable chopping of disco strings and soulful vocal samples, over the pair’s trademark house beats, comfortably positioned them as two of the forward thinking producers in the last decade.
Glow In The Dark is the German duo’s first EP of 2013, and with the exception of appearances on Wolf Music, Retrofit and What’s In The Box in recent months, we somehow knew that reuniting with the habitual label would ensure quintessential sounds once again.
And this sound is typified in opener ‘Yes I Know’ – those shortened chords and stabbing vocals add the all too familiar substance to a stylish house beat – the perfect track to ignite the weekend’s revelry. Berlin-based Max Graef, who at 19 has a very seasoned ear for house and garage, as well as his own label, Box Aus Holz, adds even more bassy mettle to his slant, without striping away those effective loops. Certainly one emerging producer to keep a close eye on.
And finally, the title track is generally what we all crave from just one single tune, if ever possible, and that’s intoxicating, cheerful disco-soaked house music. This is the kind of music, overall, which should not only demand the respect from its peers, but also inspire the next generation of them.