Ezlv ft Frey – Can’t Explain EP

Artist : Ezlv ft Frey
Title : Can’t Explain
Label : Plant Music
Cat No : Seed087
Release : 06.06.2014
Genre : Deep House
Review by James Hopkins

Let’s face it; anyone can smash out some mediocre house tune in about 30 minutes. All it takes to separate the bad from the good is, if not a little invention, at least a bit of genuine emotion, whatever that emotion may be. While that’s maybe an argument for another day, what’s especially excellent about the EP we’re working with here is how Canadian duo Ezlv clearly know that and manage to translate their sad feelings of loneliness and isolation into three great deep house tracks that will work on the floor.

They land on New York’s Plant label and first up is Cant Explain in dub form, It’s a down-low and seductive bit of sad house with dour downbeat vocals and spacious, warm and cavernous inviting you deep inside. The track also comes with a more attention grabbing and main room aligned version that is riddled with rasping synths and sweeping white noises blasts, as well as another original. This one is Got No One and is marked by hollow but harmonious bell sounds, which are melancholic to say the least, as well as a muttering vocal that is buried deep below the downcast drums. It’s catchy, sad and groovy all at once and is a fine effort.

About the Author

A house music veteran, growing up with the sound before it was even called ‘house music’. A successful DJ and producer in his own right, an ex-label and record shop owner. It’s safe to say house and techno music has been a large part of James’ life for longer than most of today’s clubbers have been alive. Despite being a self-confessed ‘underground monkey’ James appreciates the adage ‘house is a feeling’, and that the scene is all about bringing people together no matter what sound you’re in to."