Artist: De Sluwe Vos
Title: OG Anthem EP
Label: Albion Records
Remixer: Amir Alexander (aka Guerrilla Soul)
Cat. #: ALBIONRECORDS002
A1 OG Anthem
A2 OG Anthem (Guerrilla Soul Re Werk)
B1 Listen Up
Leeds burgeoning vinyl only label Albion Records is ready to follow up the success of their debut EP from Fabio Monesi with three new tracks from fast rising Dutchman De Sluwe Vos. The Dutchman is a staple on his local Amsterdam scene and plays clubs like Studio 80 and many big festivals with his impressive live show. The EP comes with a remix from hotter than hot Chicago talent Amir Alexander.
First up, ‘OG Anthem’ is a muscular house banger with monstrous kick drums, heavily filtered, darkened male vocals and plenty of steely synth work. Its eerie yet ravey, brutal like a Martyn beat but swung to perfection. Amir Alexander’s ‘Guerrilla Soul Re Werk’ is a sympathetic rework of the original that comes imbued with plenty of deep space sci-fi vibes and plenty of the Chicagoan’s trademark percussion.
On the flip, ‘Listen Up’ is another forceful jam with driving, rubbery kick drums underpinning plenty of taught synth basslines and icy hi hats. It’s raw, fully hardcore deep house as is last cut ‘VLCTY’, which pings and punches down below as darting vocal cries shoot out of the tough groove to bring a sense of micro-funk. Searching, apocalyptic synths constantly roam down below and once again the track showcases De Sluwe Vos’s ability to make beefy bangers with plenty of charm.