Artist: NTFO & Karmon
Cat No: Diynamic069
Release: 2nd April 2014
Genre: House/Deep House
Review by Simon Huxtable
As a reviewer, there are times when you have to listen to tracks with no info on them whatsoever. I personally relish the opportunity to grab some fresh new sounds and widen my musical knowledge base. These guys were new to me, but I believe have had a decent production career to date. Certainly from the level of skill on the tracks they know their way around a DAW!
Composit is housey, melodic and excitingly fresh. It has an air of mid 90s trance about it and the synths and pads create a wonderful tension and sonic landscape. The main break is to die for and I can’t wait to play it out on a big sound system. The beats and percussion which underpin it are also well executed and the warm bass line bubbles satisfactorily. The track tells a story and thats a perfect quality for me personally as a prog DJ, because we like to make the music go places rather than be a series of drops and big build ups.
Metropolis on the flip is a solid deep house set filler. It grooves and shakes along for its 8 minutes but really doesn’t excite me a great deal. Sorry. Its a decent, well produced track and fits nicely in this two tracker, but its not Composit.