German record label Lauter Records dives into the summer with newcomer duo HATSET and their “Quo Vadis” EP. Coming both from different musical backgrounds, they fused over their love for minimal house music, and they bring all their energy into three originals + two remixes by Lix and Jizz. All the tracks are full of shaking rhythms and moving pads synths, simply perfect for the start of the open-air season.
Titled “Quo Vadis” is the perfect introduction to an exciting story. On this one, the pairs provide the ultimate minimal-deep tech roller with a groovy warm bassline, energetic drums, and delicate pads that populate the breakdown. Those who have that indescribable passion for the trending deep house sound will immediately like this high-octane jam.
Up next, “Walking On The Clouds” proceeds in a friendly and funky way, as some mellow pads and romantic piano notes found their way together with gentle female outspoken vocals, reminding the listener about the title of the track. The lovely explosion of sounds – that culminates on the drop – is yet again another treat for your ears, and the result on the dancefloor is guaranteed.
The first remix comes from the young and talented JIZZ who raises the tempo and brings all the energy that has also characterized his recent releases on top-notch labels including ElRow Limited, Moan, and Rawsome. For his version of “Walking On The Clouds” we find some classic deep moments combined with a devastating bass and lively percussions that build a great piece surrounded by everchanging risers and vocoderized vocals.
For “Comfort”, the HATSET guys continue to deliver luscious deep/minimal groovers, creating a timeless space with a good combination of dub synths and evocative progressive-ish pads that accompany the listener into an inner experience, who’s getting hypnotized in a loop of pleasure and comfort. Lastly, Lix, gives us a darker version of “Comfort” with a bouncing gloomy motion that clashes with the tight and intense ground strike that comes from a powerful kick and bass combo.
Words by Pilar Molinero & Francesco Quieti