Review: Perspectives Digital releases Internal Affair by Jos, Eli and DJ Zombi

Artist: Jos, Eli and DJ Zombi
Title: Internal Affair
Label: Perspectives Digital
Release date: Out Now!
Genre: Progressive House

Part of why there’s such massive machine love; a release such as this puts the song in your stride and gives the jaded ears something to perk up on. Perspectives Digital’s 40th release featuring Jos & Eli, DJ Zombi (one half of Weekend Heroes) has all the necessary ingredients to make the floors work it out, titled, ‘Internal Affair’.

The original mix thunders at you, from the word go, the percussion is gummy bounding or boinging this way and that, and the sheer vivacity of the FX gives it more of a hollowed-out feel, almost like hand claps but clearly and obviously big as funk and more forceful. There are only slight variations on the track for great stretches of its entirety, some judicious bass line accompanies jauntily, but that doesn’t matter too much when the sheer sound of the thing is enough to feast on. So is the fact that it just provides adrenaline rush like no other. The slightly lagging yet driving nature of the track is where the spring comes from, lending it a plinging hesitancy and a go ahead simultaneously, that’s hard to resist.

Getting deeper the Alternate mix is growly, fierce electronics and one to die for. The breaking, stopping beats push the track forward in to the stratosphere with melodic plings and plongs careening around the interiors straight lined, but rhythmically so. There’s a nice undulating bass, with minimalistic low ends one wants to catch for. This one doesn’t change much like the original in its big far reaching qualities either, but it still manages to ratchet up a fair bit of excitement.

Lastly, Donatello works up a storm with friend and colleague Lithuanian Arnas D to give us a formidable lone rework that adds much value to the EP. Designed low end and with immense density, their remix reflects construction of a floor burner, rhythms all in place and the pace is slowly administered to a canter, but watch the effects it will give clubs to a nicety. Upon close inspection the bass is heavy, the sharpness of the plings are rounded this time around and from the vacuous break down, one can just get down and dirty with this one.


Priya Sen
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Priya is based out of Mumbai and is a DJ/Producer plus contributor to Decoded Magazine, plus hosts her own monthly radio shows in multiple music channels internationally.