AD DIG 008 – Dirty Room – Itches (w/ Guti, Santos Resiak, Fase Remixes)
Artist: Dirty Room
Title: Itches EP
Cat.No.: AD DIG 008
Release Date: April 2009
1. They Will Eat You (Original Mix)
2. Itches (Original Mix)
3. They Will Eat You (Santos Resiak “Mit Chuchugas” Remix)
4. They Will Eat You (Fase Miusic Sender “Old Skull” Remix)
5. They Will Eat You (Guti Remix)
Supported by: Roman S, Nikola Baytala, Derek Plaslaiko…
Dropping right from the sky, the newest dance floor installment issued by the mysterious US-Argentine label AIRDROP Records is possibly the most surprising release to date. Why? Because the producer behind the infectious, percussive grooves is neither NYC nor Buenos Aires-based but chose to make Berlin his temporary home, marking his punchy edge by completely defying the typical benchmark criteria.
For Roman Fleischer aka Dirty Room, it’s all the same as long as he can make more music. His way of making his sounds is very self-sufficient, his approach to music that of an auspicious child immersed in its fantasy of creation. With “Itches” his first EP on AIRDROP, Dirty Room dives deep down into the driving mayhem of happy discoid drum schemes that echo the organic instrumentation of classic house.
“They Will Eat You” is a joyous celebration of dance floor virtues but does not dive in electronic funk dimensions like lets say “To The Bright Side of The Soul”; stripped down to the percussive basics, his original track radiates warmth and groove, also thanks to cryptic African chant snippets.
“Itches” moves in a similar vain yet manages to lay bare a tiny tweak of crazyness that hides in shuffly delays and wobbly echoes that waft through the (dirty, hehe) room and space. A heavily driving kick drum and sassy hihats get accompanied by a comfortable bass line that has you dancing happily as it unfolds into a story-telling ear opener.
The three remixes are like freaky offspring; completely different yet somehow very similar in intention and drive. The chicos of Fase Miusic Sender win the race — they just can’t resist making marching stompers. Their “Old Skull” Remix bangs it deep down and dirty. Santos Resiak, the sporty Rosarino with lots of appeal mixes “They Will Eat You” into funky, rolling tech house dimensions. Guti — whose collective history with Dirty Room is forcing them to come out with monstrous concoctions like “Ich kenne keine Stiefken Mentimaster” — creates a slinky micro funk packed into tight loops for his version.