01. Leopard Gum (Original Version) 6:29
02. Leopard Gum (Smagghe & Cross Instrumental Remix) 9:07 min
03. Already There (Original Version) 4:43 min
04. Already There (Lauer Remix) 7:12 min
01. Leopard Gum (Original Version) 6:29 min
02. Already There (Original Version) 4:43 min
03. Leopard Gum (Smagghe & Cross Instrumental Remix) 9:07 min
04. Already There (Lauer Remix) 7:12 min
05. Already There (Niv Ast Remix) 5:38 min
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“Style” can be defined as that special ability to watermark every track with an instantly-recognizable identity.
Local Suicide, aka Munich’s Brax Moody and Greek-born Vamparela, has it in spades. And following releases on labels such as Bordello, My Favorite Robot, Multi Culti, Roam, Duro and OMBRA, it only made sense that the duo would eventually find its way to Lumière Noire.
After all, “black light” (as per the meaning of Chloé’s label’s name) could describe the way Local Suicide’s music flirts with the more troubling zones of the listener’s psyche, where danger roams and aural comfort is no longer a guarantee.
The EP’s two tracks set a dark, shifty sonic tableau, in which German-American multidisciplinary artist – and a unique personality of the Berlin underground – Nicki Fehr comes to blend his voice with Vamparela’s.
With its swerving bass slithering over a slow tempo, Leopard Gum is the perfect slow burner, a slice of comatose disco that will find its way to the darkest corners of nightlife – and haunt its DJ sets. The synths that come crashing across the track’s Smagghe & Cross remix add their saturated signature that provide a different kind of hook through its breathless nine-minute run.
The same measured tempo is found once more on the more ethereal Already There, where Local Suicide affirm their adherence to the more captivating signatures of new wave and post disco. Permanent Vacation stalwarth Lauer adds a surprizing electro pop shimmer to the track, while Niv Ast’s version maintains the tension of the original’s superimposed vocals.
With Leopard Gum‘s opaque and impenetrable atmosphere, Local Suicide have released one of their strongest efforts to date.
Online Coverage & Reviews:
djmag.com, primaverasound.com, residentadvisor.net, tsugi.fr, theransomnote.com,mkzwo.com, living-techno.com, avopolis.gr, eastportlandblog.com, wellenrauschen.info, sinchi-collective.com, baddpress.blog, whitelight-whiteheat.com, soulplay.ru, cycledefrost.com,
Primaverasound Radio, Tsugi, NTS, Txapa Irratia, Tsugi, Piooner DJ Radio, Space Radio FM, Mixpeople FM, Dinamo FM, Radio Zusa, Radio Z, Haus Of Beats, Radio Zusa, NTS, KCRW Berlin, Radio Résonance, KZRadio, HORADS, n10 Radio, Radio Balises, Tsugi, n10, AAC Radio, Beats In Space,
Podcasts / Mixes:
Local Suicide, Chloe, Cabaret Nocturne, Luca Bachetti, Kem Ra, Kiara Scuro, Kevin Press, Lessie Zmorr, George Mihaly, Linus Booth, Future Bones, Boderik, Maschinenfunk, Jarle Brathen, Local Suicide, JDH, CSK, Cubo, Zurdo, Days Of Being Wild, Carlos Matos, Linus Booth, Alberto, The Robot Scientists, Wide Range, DanieL GregorI, Dany Nijensohn, Johannes Klingebiel, Nova Persona,
The Edge Of Intelligent Dance Music, The Edge of Grave Wave, The Edge of Electroclash, The Edge of Balearic, Weekly Dose Of LSD, NEUbeiHORADS, Convenanza 2019, K7 Nocturne Playlist, Red Bull Music MIX Festival
Selected DJ Quotes:
‘Leopard Gum is perfect for my all nighters, liking that a lot!’ Sandrino
‘Nice One’ The Drifter
‘Ace, thanks!’ Mano Le Tough
‘Great EP’ Tronik Youth
‘great love it all’ dOP
‘Super!’ Jennifer Cardini
‘beautiful dark music’ Britta Arnold
‘great tunes!’ Massimiliano Pagliara
Selected Press Quotes:
‘Swampy gold for the 90 BPM heads‘ Resident Advisor
‘extraordinary groovy and atmospheric‘ FAZE
‘A haunting new-wave/pop number, this Berlin-based duo is set
to have a minor hit‘ DJ Mag
“Coldblooded leaves an impression of a piece of tense invisible matter which is shrinking beyond recognition, then suddenly straightened out and like torpedo throwing out beams of energy that will cause any dark room to vibrate.’ 44,100Hz Social Club
Chloé, Red Axes, Shlomi B, V, Front De Cadeaux, Cabaret Nocturne, Leri Ahel, RSS Disco, Sandrino, The Drifter, Mano Le Tough, Mimetic, Bill Brewster, Slam, Erol Alkan, Antonio De Angelis, Tronik Youth, Chuggy, Musumeci, dop, Olderic, Âme, Jennifer Cardini, Throwing Shade, Joyce Muniz, Luca Bacchetti, Alkalino, Kiara Scuro, Rafael Da Cruz, Britta Arnold, Massimiliano Pagliara, LAGASTA, Robot Scientists,
Chart Results/Store Coverage:
Tracksource: Electronica Essentials June 2019
Beatport: Featured Release Banner Electronica / Downtempo
#31 Release Charts Electronica / Downtempo