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Litmus ‘Plus One’

Artist: Litmus
Title: Plus One
Remixer: Leo Pol
Label: Up The Stuss
Cat. #: UTS10
Release Date: 05.08.2022
1. Litmus – Plus One
2. Litmus – Mon Dhaba
3. Litmus & Black Loops – Madonah
4. Plus One (Leo Pol Remix)
5. Don Marone [Digital Bonus]

Up The Stuss goes down under as Sydney’s Litmus readies the label’s tenth release ‘Plus One’, featuring a collaboration with Black Loops and a remix from Leo Pol.

As a bubbling member of Australia’s house and minimal scene, productions via No Art, PIV, and Dailycid have seen exciting Aussie Litmus emerge onto the global landscape and make some noise across the past few years. Showing no signs of slowing, his ‘Plus One’ EP on Up The Stuss showcases a wealth of vibrant solo flavours while partnering up with Berlin’s Black Loops for a crisp collaborative sprinkling of house delight. The package is backed by French live act and man of the moment Leo Pol as he delivers a heady remix of the title cut to shape things up in style.

Title cut ‘Plus One’ launches into the action as rumbling basslines, skipping drums, and zigzagging electronics combine, while ‘Mon Dhaba’ keeps the low-end focus front and centre while upping the tempo to dive into a drum-driven workout set to ignite any dancefloor. Next, ‘Madonah’ welcomes the arrival of Black Loops as the two unveil a sleek future-focused house effort that packs a punch, before Leo Pol’s remix of ‘Plus One’ sees the Parisian opt for rich piano keys above woozy subs and a signature no-nonsense groove.

Dropping as a digital exclusive, ‘Don Marone’ offers the most ‘paired-back’ effort on the package but don’t let that fool you as acid-flecked leads, glassy pads, and chunky drums all fuse to make sure it’s a track to draw for in key moments.