Dan Baartz ‘Cafe Society EP’

Artist: Dan Baartz
Title: Cafe Society EP
Remixer: Rich NxT
Label: S.A.S.H
Cat. #: SASH002
Format: Digital
Release Date: 04.05.2020
1. Cafe Society (Original Mix)
2. Cafe Society (Rich NxT Remix)
3. Lift Attendant (Original Mix)
4. Sort Code (Original Mix)

Sydney’s renowned S.A.S.H returns for its second label release featuring three rhythmic cuts and a remix from FUSE’s Rich NxT.

S.A.S.H is responsible for flying the flag for high-quality house and minimal in Australia (and beyond) for almost a decade now, bringing names like Sonja Moonear, tINI, Dan Ghenacia, Rossko, Traumer and Craig Richards to their popular parties. Launching as a label earlier this year, their debut release came from key resident Jake Hough and featured remixes from esteemed Frenchman Djebali. Fellow family member Dan Baartz now follows up his recent appearance on Bla Bla, providing the S.A.S.H’s second label outing.

Thudding kicks and filtered bongos open up ‘Cafe Society’ before Baartz brings in a subtle yet heady bassline, skipping percussion and viscous synths as stuttering effects play throughout. Rich NxT’s remix of ‘Cafe Society’ then takes things into even wonkier territories with a cacophony of distorted worbles, piano keys, and mindbending stabs. Next up, ‘Lift Attendant’ pulls you straight into its compelling groove built using layers of drums, quivering pads, and funky bass, until ‘Sort Code’ concludes matters with its precision kicks, snapping snares and various weird and infectious details.