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Shifted – Control EP

Written by Michael

December 10, 2011 2:55 pm

Whenever you tell a non-dance-music-educated (or NDME) individual that you like dance music, you’re often met with a eye-rolling reaction followed by a hefty sigh and a comment along the lines of “anything not made with an instrument isn’t music” or “what like that ‘Cascada’ shit?”

The truth is, as you and I (the more educated followers of the genre) know, is that dance music is as varied and musically accomplished as every other genre – providing you make the effort to find the “good shit”.

And here we have some real steamy good shit. “Control” is an EP released by Shifted on the “Our Circula Sound” label that in the space of just three tracks would be sure to wipe the smiles off those arrogant toss-pots that talk down the genre. It starts of with Telic, a high-tempo but deep club track that would finish most peoples nights off – but in a fashion that would have you leaving the venue grinning from ear to ear. It’s shifty but constructed. “Solus” is also high-tempo but ferociously melodic, vibrant yet strangely comforting. I don’t know how to put it except that it’s like wearing a really warm blanket in winter that happens to be pulsing madly with coloured light.

“Image Tunnel” is an inspiring wind down, it’s more downbeat and sounds like the kind of music you hear playing when you go to see those weird and wonderful art-movies at festivals – and I mean that in the best possible way, it’s wonderfully invigorating.

Control then is extremely melodic, high/slow tempo, atmospheric, there are some awesome beats here, the perfect soundtrack to late night saturday shenanigans.

Released 16th December 2011 on Our Circular Sound Records

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