Review: Prosumer & Murat Tepeli – U & I / The Jam

Label: Ostgut Ton
Catalog#: o-ton30


A: U & I

B: The Jam

As Ostgut Ton approaches a very rough sound, Prosumer and Murat Tepeli (together with Elif Biçer’s voice) evolves in a direction with more emphasis on a calm, yet very powerful style in a way that at least I haven’t heard from them before. With the new Panorama Bar 02 mix CD getting released in mid October, Ostgut follow their own established pattern with a sound direction that fits very well towards the new mixed CD, this being the initial 12″ this time.

With both tracks being featured on the new mixed CD, the tracks seem to have established themselves with the Panorama Bar residents, which is always a good sign. Being tried at one of the best proving grounds for house, both ‘U & I’ as well as the B-side ‘The Jam’ seems to be just as good in retrospect as they are on at the initial release.

A record that in some way feels as it was meant for the summer comes out in September, as Ostgut pushed a very hard sound during this summer, it feels nice that they (maybe deliberately) switched places with rough techno and straight forward house.

‘U & I’ is more of an anthem than previous tracks by the two; the beat keeps a steady groove as the acidic elements and calm percussion swirls around the melody in a unexpected, but steady way. It does quite a lot with few elements, a way of production Prosumer has been pushing for a long time and is always welcomed.

The B-side, called ‘The Jam’, things gets a bit more punchy and a sense of higher tempo and direct feel. Strong rhythm percussion incorporates the ambient sounds in a quite haunting but pleasant way. A track made for Panorama Bar.

‘ U & I / The Jam’ is out later in September.

1 Response to “Review: Prosumer & Murat Tepeli – U & I / The Jam”

  1. 1 boulgourmort September 9, 2009 at 10:07

    the jam is really deep minded… love it !! thanks

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