Although Swiss duo Adriatique stepped onto the scene less than two years ago, their latest EP Face to Face, out this past week on the Los Angeles-based Culprit record label, is an offering worthy of producers twice their age. Adrian & Adrian have been cutting their teeth on Solomun‘s Diynamic label for some time, and this four-track EP is a great example of the new wave of consummate modern house productions — offering both a nod to the past and a leap into the future.
“Face to Face,” a track we’ve been hearing in sets and mixes pretty often as of late, is a well-oiled production — combining a catchy vocal hook with cagey deep house chords. The bass line on “Circle of Love” is a bit easier, and “Blackbox” ups the instrumentals with a fun little guitar riff. Last but not least is “Need It Now,” using Adriatique’s groove a bit more sparsely, sprinkled in with some hi-hat and cowbell action to boot. Check out a preview stream and purchase on Beatport below.