Review : Eagles & Butterflies new EP on Bedrock is Murder!

Artist : Eagles & Butterflies
Title : Murder Was The Bass / Fireworks / Moonlight
Label : Bedrock
Release : Out Now
Genre : Deep House / Deep Tech

Following releases on Innervisions, Noir Music and an album on Get Physical, Eagles & Butterflies returns to Bedrock with a stunning new three track release. 2015 had already been hectic for the LA based Englishman, having played Columbia alongside Richie Hawtin and Jamie Jones, Philly, San Fran and of course alongside John Digweed at the massive Bedrock show at BPM Festival. On the production tip things have been equally relentless, so its good to see him back on Bedrock.

The new EP is lead by a subtle re-edit of legendary techno hit ‘Murder Was The Bass’ by DK8. The track was highlight of the BPM showcase and looks set to become a hit. Given E&B’s pedigree, you’d be forgiven for wondering why he’s chosen such an iconic number, but his treatment is incredibly patient and instead of leaving you with bleeding ears and a look of pained awe, it puts its hand up your skirt and gives you a playful tickle in the unmentionables!

Backing it up is the explosive roof-raiser ‘Fireworks’. Starting out with an ultra funky bassline, we quickly shift up the gears with layers of percussion and tension filled synth stabs. From an almost unhunging silence, things reach fever pitch as the drop increases in volume and fire back into the latter part of the track. The deeper, synth-heavy groover ‘Moonlight’ rounds out the pack. If moody mid set track-y house is your thing, this will be right up your street.