Artist: Locodice
Title: City Lights / Dynamite Love
Label: Four Twenty Recordings
By: Simon Jones | 19 September 2003
  • A: City Lights
  • B: Dynamite Love

Locodice "City Lights / Dynamite Love"

Out Now on Four Twenty Recordings

Locodice was once one of Germany's best known hip hop djs before turning his hand to house music, gaining the attention of Timo Maas who has supported Loco's work from day one, with Loco recently remixing Timo's own 'Help Me'. Not only this, but his original work has found it's way onto Timo's own Four:Twenty imprint, the first single of which, 'Phat Dope Shit' was very well received, and is now followed up by another two track of sexy house music..

'City Lights' is a chunky house cut with a difference. It's groove is kept changing thanks to some nifty loop work which suits behind the swirling synth lines that glide through the centre of the beats. Fading out to some moody atmospherics during the break, some nice sub bass action comes in backed by a trickling melody which takes over, leading into a funky and upbeat outro which is the best part of the track, and sadly comes too late to make the track interesting. You'll either love it or hate it.

The other side contains 'Dynamite Love' which draws from a more tech house influenced sound, with deep electronic synth action and beats from the Tyrant school of groove creating a unique soundscape over which a soulful house vocal floats. No rocket science here, just good old fashioned grooves, beats and a vocal that pulls you in.

An improvement over the previous release from Dweed, but still nothing that really grabs me by the balls. Not a bad little record, but just basically not my cup of tea, so listen for yourself and judge.

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