Artist: Junkbeats Presents Basek & Kriece
Title: Alcohouse EP
Label: EQ Grey Ltd
By: Chloe Harris | 14 May 2004
  • A: Ola Dub
  • B: Sparkle Mo'shun

Junkbeats Presents Basek & Kriece "Alcohouse EP"

Out Now on EQ Grey Ltd

Basek & Kriece's tracks have been showing up in charts everywhere, from Hernan Cattaneo and Dave Mothersole, to the dalek himself James Zabiela, who's touted Kriece as one of his favorite producers. Growing up in Australia, they have both been part of the music scene for many years. Peter Elliot aka Kriece, has played alongside John Digweed and Lee Burridge amongst others, while Dave Basek founded Junkbeats and its various side projects, and has racked up many releases on various labels. The 'Alchohouse EP' is a great mixture of catchy chord stabs, futuristic sounds, and dubby tech house that should appeal to every dirty house junkie.

'Ola Dub', which was featured on James Zabiela’s Kiss100 mix for John Digweed's radio show, is a very percussive, dubby tech house tune with cool synth stabs and out of this world sounds. Jacking beats pop and bounce while a funky bubbly groove swells underneath. Chopped up vocal bits and lazer sounds lay on top of the drums, and create a very mechanical feel. A high analog synth slides through and drops the tune deep and minimal, which then builds perfectly into the synth stabs. Catchy and hypnotic, they build on the percussion until the whole song is swallowed by a massive twisted effect that pops right back into the drums, and funks it out to the end.

On the flip, jackin' beats, gnarly bass and smart edits keep 'Sparkle Mo'shun' moving quickly. Tight short synth stabs cut into the crunchy drums, while percussive robotic sounds and voices build into a hustlin' percussive groove. A clean airy tone drifts in drops the song into a break. A looped vocal is introduced, and the tune quickly builds back into the jackin' beats, gnarly bass, and percussive elements.

What an outstanding release for EQ Grey. Kriece & Basek make house music the way it should be, filthy, groovy and jackin, and with loads of interesting projects lined up, you'll be sure to hear more from them in the future.

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