Watch out house music lovers! Defected residents Set Mo announced release of ‘The Crush EP’ for this week new house music releases.
Defected In The House residents Set Mo this month snap the seal on their fresh triple-tracker package ‘The Crush’ – a fine example of their inventive and distinct House flavours, which have earned them a reputation as a reliable source of seriously quality House cuts. The production and DJ connection present a fresh and creative format that shows off their personal hybrid of House – merging live percussion elements, pianos and other traditional sounds that are sweetly mixed with a more electronic backdrop. Their base for the release – Sydney’s Etcetc Music have developed a pool of highly-creative and inspiring talents for their imprint and with a swelling discography that’s reaching all corners of the globe – it’s a suitable spot for the Set Mo boys to flourish.
The lead single ‘Tiptoe’ premiered on Triple J’s Friday Night Shuffle with The Aston Shuffle has been getting serious pre-release plaudits with rotations heard from Jon George of RÜFÜS, KLP (Triple J), Danny T (Sweat It Out!), Gabe Gleeson (Purple Sneakers), Charlie Chux (Motorik), Husky (Random Soul), Grant Smillie (Nova/Channel V) and GT. The single is a smooth vocal workout that’s carried by the thick bass tones – a sound that Set Mo have made their own. The breakdowns are filled with a reflective string section and hold the backing for the contrasting plucked leads that fly over the higher ranges. The whole single is a typical Set Mo job – organic elements stacked over a classy House backdrop, giving the production a live feel that would be just as at home by the pool as it is for the after-hours.
The flip ‘Long Way From Home’ again shows off the signature Set Mo format – the production is carried by a dusty piano that scatters chords under the organic percussion sections and a vocal. The simplistic – yet highly effective production style has developed into a fine mix or traditional House and elements that make Set Mo projects sound like they could be performed live and not just played. Wrapping up the EP is ‘Forever’ a slightly more dance floor focused beat that’s less live-sounding than the supporting singles – but every bit as classy. The lead bass is memorable and deceptively high impact at volume. It’s a seriously attractive brand of House and their production values are clearly. With the attention the pair are already receiving in Australia and further beyond – you can bet you’ll be hearing a whole lot more from this prolific production pair.
Set Mo’s ‘The Crush EP’ available now on iTunes.