Genre: House, Tech House, Progressive House
Label: Triplefire Music
1. Dmitriy Toks – Puk Pak
2. Dmitriy Toks – Feel So Free
Okay, so I have been playing Deep House for over 10 years now perhaps I’m not the best person to review a Tech/Prog House release but I have always had that ‘rawkus tougher side’ bubbling and slowly simmering in my music collection.
Just recently I was invited to play at an Underground Tech event in Cape Town so I dusted off some a few current Techy nuggets including these ones from Dmitriy Tok’s I had recently added into my collection. Although I prefer a more intelligent sound, these 2 tracks sounded a tad repetitive. I was however quite taken by the production.
Dmitriy Tok’s breaks are great! They really build you up until you are screaming for that bassline and when it breaks trust me any DJ definitely have the house rocking – but after 30secs of that loop I find myself getting bored again. One will be inclined to say have a very critical ear, yeah and you’d be right on the money. I also harbour a very personal opinion on what sounds are currently “in”.
These 2 tracks fit into the commercial bracket as far as I am concerned which is not a bad thing because that’s where the money is. Wait…I know exactly what you are thinking now! Let me re phrase – personally it’s not about the money, it’s about the soul. Let’s be honest the average ‘club goer’ will probably enjoy these tracks. The drums are clean, the harmonies are good, the basslines are heaving and the synths, my favourite part, are quite dreamy.
So you know what… don’t take my word for it; find it and listen for yourself.
Review: Michael Baker