Review: After launching with a rock solid EP by Cally in July 2018, the More Than Music label returns to action with a double-header of dancefloor-focused fun. Arapu handles side A, serving up a wonderfully chunky, hypnotic and locked-in tech-house box jam built around sturdy kick-drums, funk-fuelled electronic glitches, restless bass and all manner of chopped and layered vocal samples. Over on side B, Cirhan continues on a similar theme, serving up a delightfully skewed fusion of booming sub-bass, swinging, off-kilter drums, creepy piano flourishes and moody, end-of-days aural textures. It's just as hypnotic as Arapu's A-side, just a little looser and woozier in feel.
Review: Following up that terrific remix for homeboys Disuasiv a few months back on Curtea Veche, London based Romanian caLLy returns with this brand new killer which inaugurates new Ibiza based record store More Than Music's new label arm. It's more of the same ethereal tech-house that you've come to know from the man - these are the kind of rolling and understated grooves that will put you in a trance at Sunwaves on Mamaia Beach this summer. From the hypnotic and subtle groove of "Yes No, Maybe So" or when he really brings the funk on the bouncy and trippy tool "Decisions" which also gets a terrific rework by Concealed Sounds main man Martinez. The Copenhagen based Swede delivers some serious swing on one of his renowned concealment dubs.
Review: It's fair to say that Mihai Pol is definitely one of Rominimal's most ascendant stars, so it's fitting that he was tapped to take reins for More Than Music's third release. "Phonica Wednesday" follows up impressive releases by fellow countrymen Arapu, caLLy, or Crihan, and sees the Brasov-based producer deliver the same style of smooth, bass-driven and reductionist funk that you've come to know and love from him on the title track, followed by the rolling and ethereal hypnotica of "Hard Decision" that's perfectly timed with Sunwaves season where it will no doubt go down a treat. On the flip, East End Dubs dons the Viceversa alias for a killer remix - providing more journeys into swing like he does so well.