Artists: Stelios Vassiloudis
Label: Bedrock Records
Cat No: BEDDIGI78
Release: Out Now!
Genre: Deep House/Progressive
Stelios Vassiloudis makes a very welcome return to Bedrock with a superb 3 track EP entitled 33.3. The Greek producer has had many releases on John Digweed’s label and after several months away from producing he has now returned with a bang…
First up on this release is the track ‘Riding The Gravy Train’ which would not be amiss as an opening track on any mixes by John Digweed. The track is filled with sublime soundscapes and deep, low end bass lines that rumble like thunder. When the track finally kicks around the 2 minute mark you can just imagine the crowd at any Bedrock night jumping to life. A sublime way to open any EP and one track for the set intro lovers. This is a stunning progressive workout and one you will not want to miss.
Next up we have ‘Son of Mars’ which is not a million miles away from the opener, just a little more housey sounding. The synth line and the bass are similar to the opening number and the track still has that subtle dark rumble to it. The percussion and hi hats are beautifully formed and keep that almost minimal percussion sound to this track. Stelios adds a lovely vocal snippet to the track that gives that deep house vibe and if you are familiar with this man’s work alongside Sasse you will know what I am talking about.
The third and final track on this impressive EP is ‘Voight Kampff’ which I would say sits perfectly between house and techno. The track has a lovely deep, rolling bassline that ensures it always has that driving vibe about it without ever getting too hard or energetic. As you would expect from this man’s work the track is filled with some sublime deep sound effects and deep sounding one shots. The hi hats add that techny vibe in parts and sneak in and out throughout. It is one of those slow paced Digweed marching tracks that just get under your skin and ensure you lose yourself in the vibe, and I can totally understand why John Digweed signed this EP almost instantly.
Stelios Vassiloudis may have been away for a while but I feel the break has been nothing but good for him. They say that a break helps refocus the mind sometimes and it has certainly help Stelios to bring his A game again… Not that is every really went away! If you love your real Bedrock sounds you will love this!