Dj Coslow - Este O Amor EP
Dj Coslow seems like he's trying to warn us of something. It might be impossible to say what that thing is, but the way in which he says it is utterly captivating. Starting off in rather glossy territory with a beat so light and smooth it feels like it's sculpted from ivory—the compilation rarely lets that polished sheen fall off: even the harder moments are coated in butter. Within this loose association, the gentle ebbs and flows created as each piece gives way to the next render this collection far more than the sum of its parts.
Clocking in at almost nine minutes, "Este O Amor" thumps along a heady groove lined with long strands of feedback and spotted with plaintive vibes, through, the track gains intensity with some ray-gun effects that push toward a mellow yet satisfying peak.
While "Get Low" relies on emotional atmospherics brought to a near-boil, the shorter untitled track on the flip fills up space with chunky drums and hissing cymbals. There are no vocals this time around, and no big drop in the middle, either. Instead, there's a knotted mess of synths that twists to and fro and back into itself throughout the track.
Taken together, it all ends up sounding too linear, and I have a feeling that club-goers will be more inclined to put their hands up for "Este O Amor" EP ..
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Este O Amor (Original Mix)
Get Low (Original Mix)
Label: Insomniafm Records
Released: February 6th 2012
Style: Progressive House