Early last year in the heart of Madrid, vinyl only label Colt Music was born. With an unbelievable series of local parties, and a couple of releases under their belt it seems they are picking up the pace impressively well. The key to their success boils down to the careful selection of artists they choose to work with. The fact they have previous releases from Hamid and Brian Harden which includes a magical remix from Romanian duo SIT, literally speaks for itself.
For the third release on the label they have hit the jackpot again, this time around they are treating us to the sounds of long term resident of Rakete Club (Nürnberg) Michael Melchner. The native German is known for his extended sets taking clubbers on a euphoric trip, touching on all corners of electronic music. Diversity is definitely something this man doesn’t lack, and this shines through in his productions, creating something special for all dance floor situations.
‘Pi Came First’ is a solid three track EP, with a unique touch that many desire but fail to achieve. The title track taking up the whole of the A-side is an in your face groover, driven by a combination of spiralling magical sounds and hard hitting kicks. Providing you with that peak time bounce and energy we all desire. The hypnotic breaks, supported by some strange voices, suck you in before you’re thrown straight back in by the glitchy rolling beats. The more atmospheric brother of the opening track ‘Pi Came Second’ in comparison definitely has a stripped back approach. Similarly to the opener, there is that push and drive from the drums, but it has a much more minimal and floaty feel to it, one for the journey. A real touch of class. The most mysterious out of the three goes by the name of ‘Prague’ and it screams that 7am dark and eerie after party feel. Having you in a daze from start to finish, it is a very steady track fuelled by outer space sounds, ready to take over your mind.
The EP really proves the understanding that Melchner has for moving dancefloors; be prepared to be impressed by his timeless work. It’s soon to be released, so you best keep your eyes peeled for this one, and the serious movements Colt Music are making, going from strength to strength.