Rating: 7.5 / 10
Since releasing their “Walking Back EP” on Kittball, Brazilian duo Chemical Surf have demonstrated their indisputable work ethic in the studio with appearances on the likes of Miami Underground Records, Sprinkler, Lust Be and Erase Records. Collaborating with them is Juliet Sikora, Kittball co-founder and the heart and soul of the label. Alongside Tube & Berger, she is responsible for “Come On Now (Set It Off)” – a track labelled as Pete Tongs “Essential New Tune” before it reached #1 and #2 on the Beatport Deep House and overall chart respectively.
With shuffling percussion, a decadent bassline and tension heightening climaxes, “No Matter” features a heady vocal hook that is pitched-down, chopped, and distorted whilst making an undeniable nod to garage. Meanwhile “Whats That” continues the theme of commanding low-ends, with a rumbling bass hook taking centre stage. This time the vocals have been left intact adding a sing along factor to a dancefloor commanding piece of four-to-the-flour house.
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