APO016-label-a_Web-blk-sqArtist: Makcim & Levi
Title: More Lettuce EP
Label: Apollonia
Cat. #: APO016
Release Date: June, 2015
A1 – More Lettuce
A2 – Tegel
B1 – Thaiman
B2 – Dope Erwt

Time for some Double Dutch action with Apollonia’s latest release, which comes courtesy of Makcim & Levi. The twosome have already been picking up steam in their native Holland, playing at many of the country’s best-known clubs over the last few years, establishing themselves as selectors in a class of their own. And their prowess as DJs is equal to their talents as producers, with their very first EP appearing on Raum Musik and finding its way into Apollonia’s sets. Now they’ve got together once again to produce their second EP just for the Apollonia guys…

The ‘More Lettuce’ EP fits perfectly into the French label’s sound ethic, emitting a dark groovy energy throughout. For starters we have ‘More Lettuce’, a gritty tech-driven monster on a mission. With its gravely percussion and air-raid siren-esque effects this is a surefire dance floor killer… listen out for the switch of pace, class. This is followed by ‘Tegel’, presumably named after the airport in Berlin. With this we get a kind of dingy Berlin vibe; morose, grey yet ingrained with a bouncing energy that you just can’t help but bop your head to.

On the flip side ‘Thaiman’ injects a slightly odd feel to the EP with warped, muted sounds meandering around a subtle bassline. Finally, Makcim & Levi close up the EP with ‘Dope Erwt’ another roller that will enchant the dance floor from the start, building into a bright, airy breakdown before continuing in its somber yet groovy manner.


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