- You can see why Uffe Christensen has caught the ears of Catz 'N Dogz. The Polish duo are currently making some of the most forward-thinking, intriguing dance music around, with off-kilter rhythms and complex basslines their specialty. Uffe's debut release for Catz 'n Dogz's Pets Recordings sees the Amsterdam-based Dane deliver some pitched down, richly-textured and deep, techy house that etches out a mood without being moody.
"I'll Leave Soon" is built around an almost imperceptible digital click tapping out the rhythm, accompanied by wind chimes, a skeletal, bassy, analogue synth and a disaffected vocal, before finally bursting into a colourful bloom of bubbling pads and rattling acidic touches. In the hands of the label heads, the track is twisted into a rumbling, atmospheric monster full of quirky guttural sounds, laser beeps and booming bass drops.
"When the Sun Rose" has an electric bass sample, hippyish vocals and soft brush percussion that injects West Coast psych rock into a minimal house framework. The vinyl-only "Colors Outside," meanwhile, welds shuddering Avalanches-style samples to Crazy P disco house. As introductions go, this belongs in the "highly promising" tray.
A1 Colors Outside
A2 I'll Leave Soon
A3 I'll Leave Soon (Catz 'N Dogz Spaced Out Remix)
B1 I'll Leave Soon (Catz 'N Dogz Talking Remix)
B2 When The Sun Rose