Title: The Mask EP
Label: Four Thirty Two
Cat. #: 432R019
Release Date: 15.10.2021
1. Elléot – The Mask
2. Elléot – The Mask (Archie Hamilton’s Just a Phase Mix)
3. Elléot & Andrey Djackonda – Don’t Let Me Go
4. Elléot – Follow Me
Hotly tipped Manchester artist Elléot debuts on Richy Ahmed’s Four Thirty Two label with ‘The Mask’ EP. A collaboration with Andrey Djackonda, and a remix from Archie Hamilton, seals this prodigious release.
With a strong set of releases already behind him, for labels such as Do Not Sleep, Nervous Records and Sustain, Elléot parades his musical chops for Ahmed’s label, which has delivered recent musical dispatches from the likes of Eldon, Jamie Jones & Richy Ahmed, Jansons and LoveHrtz.
A stong jazz-funk influence is stamped all over ‘The Mask’, as muted horns and an infectiously funky bass build the foundations of this four to the floor house bomb, topped off with a vibey vocal topline! Having built up an impressive career to date via a relentless DJ schedule, a residency at London’s popular FUSE parties and releases on his own Moscow and Moss Co. labels, Archie Hamilton turns in a superb remix of ‘The Mask’. Rolling beats sets the tone for his ‘Just A Phase’ Mix, as epic chord progressions, space-age acid tones, and a groove that Mood II Swing would be proud of, induce a first-class remix from the well-seasoned producer.
A collaboration with Andrey Djackonda (AVOTRE/Conceptual) also bears similar traits, as jazzy keys, a bustling bassline and brass licks bind together with a syrupy vocal for the uplifting garage house of ‘Don’t Let Me Go’, whilst ‘Follow Me’ concludes this assured EP with a jostling party track, resplendent with hand-claps, lively drums and another contagious and soulful vocal.