Perhaps more than any other artist currently on the Yoshitoshi roster (excluding Sharam), Sinisa Tamamovic has a lasting legacy on Yoshitoshi. His work for the label dates back almost a decade, and his trademark chunky, driving bass lines have become essential elements in Sharam’s sets. Sinisa returns now for another epic EP on the label that is chock full of the heavy, rolling grooves that the Bosnian producer is known for.
The title track ‘Rings’ boasts an abstract melodic hook that sounds like an alien transmission from another galaxy. Translation: PLAY ME! There’s not much to it, but the steady repetitive groove is expertly crafted, keeping listeners constantly on edge with its tense, dissonant build ups. Next up – it’s been a few years, but Dutch techno phenom Egbert is back on Yoshitoshi for the first time since 2011 with a hard-driving remix of ‘Rings.’ Egbert stays true to the original (something we wish more artists would do these days!), but adds plenty of his own flare to beef things up. Stuttery, frenetic drum hits jump in and out of the mix, adding an almost-IDM aspect to the music. Last we have ‘Jam,’ another original from Sinisa that throws frenzied synth riffs over some banging drums for seven minutes of techno thunder. If you need big trax that will keep dancers moving through the night, look no further.
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Sinisa Tamamovic – True Love EP – Yoshitoshi. Out on BEATPORT
Sinisa is back with two tracks that were basically designed for Ibiza 2016 sets. The pulsing bass and calculated beats on this EP are just what we’ve come to expect from the Night Light records co-head. Intense, driving techno for instant groove-gratification. It’s a perfect follow up to his last EP for Yoshitoshi, Valentina/Confused, which graced the crates of some of techno’s finest. The EP leads off with “Pain.” An extremely tight groove and tense, rising sounds throughout make the record a fierce contender on the dance floor. The way Sinisa’s kick and bass work together punch through subwoofers with tenacious consistency. That same consistency can be found on this EP’s B-side, “True Love,” but where “Pain” opts for a more straight ahead groove, “True Love” is a wilder ride with more frenetic energy. The drums and sounds that drive this record feel less calculated, and the bass rides along in a decisive march that feels almost tribal and completely enveloping.
Sinisa Tamamovic returns on his imprint with two techno groovy tunes. Addicted track is classic Sinisa’s dark sound, already effecting many dancefloors and is already featured in Sharam’s mix. Another track on the EP called Oscillator present something more loopy and groovy from Sinisa and is produced and created by analog gear. This year Sinisa Tamamovic started with releases on Dubfire’s Sci+Tec, Sharam’s Yoshitoshi Recordings and we are happy to have these two floor killers on board just after these massive releases.
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Anyone familiar with the music of Sinisa Tamamovic knows the man is an expert in techno floor fillers. The tracks here are no exception; Valentina and Confused reside in the world of bold, unrelenting grooves constructed with little more than bass and drums: and they get the job done. The bass lines are distinctly Sinisa; simple, catchy, and mixed exquisitely, they take on a whole new attitude when played on club systems.
Valentina starts things strong, its driving rhythm gaining energy as atmospheres develop and an otherworldly vocal enters, a Latin American street rhyme that gives the track some international flare. Confused is more raw, employing rough drums and ethereal sound effects. Either one will do the trick for peak hours and late nights, and expect to hear these all over the place at WMC 2016.
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