Luka “Look Beyond EP”

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Artist: Luka
Title: Look Beyond EP
Label: FOMP
Remixers: Ofuren, Fred Buddah, Yao Kuwane
Cat. #: FOMP00017
Format: Digital
Release Date: April 15th 2013
1. Dream Walker (Original Mix)
2. Dream Walker (Ofuren’s Roots Go Deep Dub)
3. Polar Dimension (Original Mix)
4. Polar Dimension (Fred Buddah & Ofuren’s Black Smoke Remix)
5. Polar Dimension (Yao Kuwane Remix)

New record labels enter the market with increasing abandon these days, but if FOMP‘s latest record is anything to go by, they’ll be making a distinct impression for some time yet.

Helmed by Londoner Joseph Hines and his partner Samuel Jeffries, the recently established imprint harbours a propensity for the more luscious, sun-kissed side of the spectrum, with Luka‘s ‘Look Beyond’ EP offering up a recent case in point.

Dream Walker‘ kicks off matters courtesy of a lackadaisical strut that keeps the listener captivated throughout. Dexterous and interwoven with multiple colourful hues, it’s the sort of gorgeous record that’s sure to open any DJ set with sure fire elegance.

Ofuren‘s ‘Roots Go Deep’ dub is no less enticing, with this one crafted on a gradually more forceful tip. As its title suggests, it opts for a deep approach too, while its melancholy vibes ensure it’s the sort of record worth getting proverbially ‘lost’ in.

The second of the original, ‘Polar Dimension‘, ups the ante considerably via its winning combination of cosmic synths and tribal percussion. Fred Buddah & Ofuren strip matters back a notch before a playful bassline is added to the equation on their remix, before Yao Kuwane signs off the package with a re-working that’s basking in even more warm, intricate and bittersweet sounds. Something for every time of year on an EP that delightfully encompasses multiple moods.


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