Artist: Stan Kolev & Sula Mae
Title: Fill Me Up
Label: Outta Limits Recordings
Release date: 30th January 2017
Cat No: OL229
Genre: Progressive House
Outta Limits imprint boss Stan Kolev seems to steer the label with great musical aesthetics right in place and offers us the latest release, ‘Fill Me Up’ in two simple versions that work great for the dance floor.
First up the original mix shines a spotlight on Sula Mae’s vocalism that rides the groovy, melodic pulsing in honey-laced nicety. The alluring quality of her voice is an added ornamentation of this version along-side Kolev going deeper into his source material. We’re bombarded with all sorts of submerged compression artefacts and an old school break-down we used to watch for on every night club outing of yore, the powdery thuds and pressure filled bass, providing a rhythmic foundation. This one is a power weapon that should do well.
On the B-side is an instrumental mix which furnishes a bigger bass shudder and does away with the vocals entirely for peeps that prefer beats over sing-song. Techier and edgy than the previous version, I do keep looking for the vocal component here, as its infectiousness catches us early on. But the mischievous hopping rhythms keep one interested. Always sound, Stan Kolev scores big with this work!