Leav – Escargot EP
A debut EP from Leav (Jonas Isaksson from Sweden). This whooshes itself around the house / techno border. Out now.
Escargot has a laid back techno feel with vocals that bloop as if recorded underwater. The whole thing throbs in the kind of way that gives you a frisson of pleasure. Rhombe is an altogether more serious afair. So serious and bass warped that it almost forgets to have any fun. Gnats gets back to the house / techno sound of Escargot and another dose of whoosing and laidbackness. More Swedish fun than a trip to Ikea.
Blurb: Leav is the new alias of skilled Swedish DJ/Producer Jonas Isaksson from Uppsala, and we’re so happy happy to host his debut under this name. This very first EP on 12-3 contains three brilliant house-tracks with a sweet touch of techno. Well produced indeed, but with a certain roughness to it. Yummy! Title track Escargot is one of those productions that instantly sticks like glue, while second track Rhombe is the heavy weighter of the EP: nagging bassline/pressurefilled drums. Gnats finishes off the release with a dreamier take on the Leav-style of production. The three tracks are bound together by a pleasant throwback-feeling. The production is most satisfying, everything is put in just the right place and the groove solid like it should be.
Released by: 12-3 Recordings
Release/catalogue number: 123REC041
Release date: Oct 3, 2012