For The Record: Monsieur Ali – Life On Record EP
Melbourne based record label, For The Record, have started off 2013 in stellar form with a bevvy of quality releases centering around the house, deep-house and progressive genres. Still somewhat in their infancy, they have shown an intuitive ear for great sounding underground dance music.
For FTR’s 12th release local Melbourne producer, Monsieur Ali, steps up to the plate for a three track EP of deep and varied 4/4 grooves. Tactfully taking a separate angle for each track, the release covers an enjoyable cross section of sounds. The aptly named ‘Know Not Fear (Deep Club Mix)’ follows a strict to-the-numbers approach with deep bass kicks and nice high snares – a catchy melody rounds things off, making it a sure-fire-winner for an earlier styled DJ set. The modest ‘Deep Sky (Minimal Sky Mix)’ strips things back a notch to create a hypnotic, yet intriguing number that rolls along without making too much fuss. The personal highlight of the EP comes in the form of the title track ‘Life On Record (Progressive Mix)’ – an upbeat piece that brings in an old-school prog feel. A nice heavy kick leads the track, whilst a catchy synth stab intricately weaves in and out.
Showing considerable potential Ali has done well in spilling forth a strong and extremely well executed EP – overall it’s fantastic to see such quality coming from such a young label and producer. If this EP is any indication, FTR and Ali are certainly destined for great things.
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