Artist : Paul Klitsie
Title : The Tomorrow EP
Label : Chromoza Recordings
Release : 16th June 2014
Genre : House, Deep House, Balearic
Paul Klitsie is a talented newcomer to the scene based in Utrecht, Holland. His debut 4 track EP with UK label Chromoza contains 2 original tracks and some pretty high profile underground remixes from man of the moment KaiMack and Chillimint Music maestro Luca Elle. There is also early support from Alex Kentucky (Ibiza Global radio), James Dax (Sectro FM), Fadi Harb (Coup de Gras) and more.
Both of the original tracks are of a high quality, with Protection being the stand out track due to its great film sample style vocal and lazy deep vibe. A perfect accompaniment to a quiet afternoon by the pool. Deftly handled stabs and rides cement this in the listeners consciousness and its wonderfully elastic baseline keeps the whole thing together. Tomorrow is Another Day has all the swagger and sway of a good 80s sounding big room house track, its just a shame I don’t play that style of house anymore. However, for those that still gig regularly in the bars of the world looking for great vocal led house, this is perfect for you. The sawtoothed baseline and repeated vocal line will appeal to the commercial bar going crowd who want a little underground house action.
First up on remix duties is Luca Elle, he carries on with the 80s theme and makes to whole thing a little more polished. Conceptually, its not a million miles away from the original but just has a little more zing. Imagine Giorgio Moroder remixing something by Arcade Fire and you kinda get the idea. KaiMack is currently riding a wave of popularity thanks in no small part to some Traxsource features and chart placement by House legends Soul Avengerz. His remix is more heavily aimed at the Defected end of the House spectrum and sits uncomfortably close to the current bandwagon club sound. Its the right side of the line though and retains its dignity with some clever percussion work and great production values.
A far more ‘commercial’ sound than I normally review, but as I’ve said before, its these tracks which excite me and sometimes I find a real gem.