The two men behind one of Dirt Crew’s most successful projects are back with another inspiring EP on the German imprint. Both Californian’s now plying their trade in Berlin, the 25 Cent Color EP sees the fusion of two artists whose deep, rich sounds have been winning the hearts and minds of listeners all over, clocking them solo releases on household names such as Shabby Doll and Anjunadeep in the process.
Very much a tale of two halves, the A-side gets things moving with two club-ready analogue house cuts that are certain to be doing the rounds this summer. The stylish synths of Settle Back Easy Jim resonate in the deep before emerging alongside a sparking arpeggio for a sensual breakdown experience. Up next is a solo from Urulu in Laura Dont Touch That, relentless grooves and upfront drum-work leaving no question as to what this one’s meant for.
Moving to the B-side and calmer territory, the two artists explore deeper sounds with greater emphasis on jazzy percussion and swinging melodies. The acid flutters of D.E.G.L contrast beautifully with the woody, flute-driven groove of Huerta’s Jamais Vu. Rounding things off is the third and final collaboration, Katsu Dub, a spacey and ambient affair that envelops the listener in a thick mist of samples and percussion.
Out today, 25 Cent Color is destined to go down alongside its sibling Things I Didn’t Mean as a Dirt Crew all time great.