Exclusive Premiere: John Dalagelis & Stelios Vassiloudis – Coast To Coast (Ovum Recordings)

Artist: John Dalagelis & Stelios Vassiloudis
Title: Binary
Label: Ovum Recordings
Cat No: OVM-305
Release Date: 26th April 2019
Genre: Techno

With a collaborative history that dates back to the mid-00s, Dieb Audio bossman John Dalagelis and Bedrock regular Stelios Vassiloudis link up once again for a crucial three track debut session on the eminent Ovum Recordings.

‘Binary’ sets the code with a fantastic sense of foreboding. Tense low-end whirrs and hums, sudden thunderclap percussion, pneumatic kicks and a general sensation you’re floating dangerously out of orbit… They don’t just set the scene but rather demolish everything your dancefloor has known before and built an entire universe in its place.

It’s a universe that’s home to two more towering and vitally diverse constructions… The punchy Detroitian funk of ‘Coast To Coast’ and the laidback broken beat vibes of ‘Niko’s Apartment’. The former takes the tempo up a notch while the bass wraps around the kicks and glacial synth ripples for an infectiously bouncy groove. The latter, meanwhile, takes the tempo down a notch for a vibe that’s as breezy and evocative as the title track is dark. Perfect for all things sunrise and sunset, it brings the whole EP together with its easy rolling charm.

Strong contrasts but an even stronger consistency in weight, focus and groove craft. There’s a reason John and Stel have worked successfully before… Let’s hope they do it again soon.

Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.