Daso, Meine Idee EP

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[Spectral Sound]

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For a DJ, there are few feelings as gut-wrenching as seeing the floor clear out when you start playing techno or house. The realization that you’re playing to an “indie” audience is usually accompanied by choice four letter words and a frantic search through your crate/hard drive. Which is why it’s always good to have at least a few tracks whose dual citizenship (your taste and theirs) that might just fly with dancers unamused by Marcel Dettmann’s latest opus. Daso’s Spectral Sound debut, “Meine Idee EP,” fits the bill like a pair of tight jeans.

Listen to “Idee”:

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Daso pairs his discerning ear for hooks with a spacey electro-house tool kit, making the EP’s three tracks comparable to Alan Braxe and Fred Falke’s better remixes. The cruising bass line of “Meine” is well worn but entirely appropriate for propelling the phased cosmic groove into clouds of digital cowbell and flickering synth patterns. “Idee” is similarly bass-driven, this time cycling through addictive arpeggios and sci-fi whirs and reverberations; think Aril Brikha’s “To Begin” lost in space. The least distinctive is “Deine Schuhe,” which, while pleasant and bleep-happy, is about as enticing as the title (“your shoe”). This EP might not be Daso’s boldest moment artistically, but it finds him playing pop star with great ease and matches the appeal of earlier Get Physical singles. In case of emergency, rip this one’s cellophane.

daso  on February 1, 2008 at 12:11 PM

thanks for this review i couldnt write it better

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