This is D’Marc Cantu’s third release this year and I think it’s safe to say that he’s not going to stop any time soon looking at his past release history. On this EP, you’ll get a taste of deep house and acid techno. I’d try to fashion a description in my own words on here, but MOS Recordings words it all so well and succinctly. For example, “Long Weekend” has its bassline compared to a “kangaroo darting around on hot rocks.” It’s all in the Details section below and won’t take you too long to read. If you’re not familiar with D’Marc Cantu, you might like him if you like Golden Donna, Golden Teacher, Shams or Paradise 100 – any house revivalists, really. I wonder if this going to lead up to a full-length from Cantu… Check out the preview of Long Weekend below via the Soundcloud stream and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Incredibly this is already D'Marc Cantu’s third EP of the year following efforts on new label One Electronica and Ansatz. Of course, he has released on MOS many times before, including 2012’s full length A New World. This new EP, Long Weekend, features three new tracks of fully formed house and techno with more than a touch of acid along the way.

The title track opens the EP with a lively house jam that has proud kick drums, plenty of muffled and deeply buried chords and a busy bassline that darts about like a kangaroo on hot rocks. It’s propulsive and emotive as it surges along, taking you with it every step of the way. Next up, ‘1Lb Of Flesh’ is a much more jagged and serrated track, mainly because of the manic acid squiggle that runs right through the heart of the slapping snares and icy cold hi hats. Full throttle and as ever delightfully frayed and analogue sounding, it’s a real face melter. Last but by no means least, ‘Acid Test’ is the quickest of the lot, coming over like a slick, powerful fusion of electro and techno that whips and snaps as Dance Mania style snares flap about above a grilling bassline and acid wiggles in and out. It’s a busy, fulsome track but never feels cluttered and rounds out another exceptional EP from both MOS and main man D'Marc Cantu.

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