Title: Switch EP
Cat No: GRU069
Released: Out Now!
Genre: Tech House
Flashmob’s brand spanking new Tech EP ‘Switch’ comes to the mighty Gruuv and features 2 fantastic originals and a tight remix from haunted House specialist Hobo. Every piece of music that comes through Gruuv has to have that extra little piece of exceptional character that takes a track from good to great, and that is exactly what has been delivered here.
‘Switch’ gets things going with a soft thump as a reverberated melody loops over to build intensity. The filter cutoff modulates and opens up to a bright shine until the low frequencies are dropped back in, leaving us well and truly on our way to the attractive lure of the dance floor. Flashmob manages to keep things flowing in an orderly fashion by introducing new sounds at regular intervals. He has created something here that is designed specifically with the dancefloor in mind and it works superbly.
Hobo’s remix of ‘Switch’ slams in with an almighty click protruding from the bass drum and a filtered stab rhythm which builds in epic style over and over to create a fiercely profound energy. A stunning atmosphere is created throughout which keeps us hooked in the loop. Melodic chimes add an emotional feel until the track grinds to a halt and builds back up with a euphoric bassline progression until it drops back in with a bang. This is really something special.
‘Moaning’ has some spooky-strange synths that wobble and modulate in pitch. Flashmob has designed a super unique piece of kit in this instance. We can certainly feel the old school Techno influence floating around the layers of this record. It has a lovely warm punch that can only be provided by the analog sound the perfecting producer utilizes.
The impactful ‘My Instinct’ adds a slice of pure groove to the EP. Each hit of the kick shakes the subwoofers whilst the classical hats poke through the tweeters to give off a nice high shine. Brass sounds run in sequence and add a seriously cool vibe, especially when ran in conjunction with the arpeggiated bells. Yet again, another fine example of Flashmob’s perfected studio style, built from experience and passion. He certainly knows how to make a crowd move.