Stefano "Ksoul" Boati and Paolo "MuteOscillator" Giangrasso join the Dekmantel fray having previously issued their brand of dusty, degraded house - a severely neglected Marcellus Pittman perhaps - through Aroy Dee's MOS Recordings, Azuri and their own Kinda Soul Recordings. Their style remains very much in evidence on the three track Soul Hell 12?, with the title track standing out thanks to its wonderfully insouciant blend of tough kick drums, molten synth lines and playful key patterns that demonstrate Boati and Giangrosso's musicality. "Stinger" meanwhile is a deeper excursion characterized by its bassline squelch and subdued Detroit chords, while "Detrance" sees them indulge their experimental side, with a combination of stumbling beats and loose electronic textures that recalls the similarly abstracted house of labelmates Juju & Jordash. More essential wares from Dekmantel...
Owen Jay, Patrick Luca (Saft | Pulp | Born), Lukas Micka, Far Out Radio Systems, Hernan Cronner, Ksoul, ISOUL8 (Volcov), Dairmount (Room With A View), Roberto Rodriguez, Riccio, KevinTsuba, Adryiano, Giorgio Luceri, Nowicki, MuteOscillator, Frawl, Tommy Finger Jr., Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Teshno, Nasty Boy, Other Worlds
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