- Ricoshëi's "Perfect Like You" first emerged on DJ Koze's XLR8R podcast, where its saccharine lyrics and heart-string targeted chords slotted neatly into a mix two steps removed from the dance floor. There, it kind of worked. It was the bass—collapsing in on itself in a Robag Wruhme-esque spiral—that stood at the fore. Without the mix's context, though, you only notice the vocal, cloying and made yet sweeter by accompanying strings. It's a strange choice for a label as odd and interesting as Pampa, which normally hits the emotional-functional sweet spot bang on.
Thankfully the flip, from Dave DK, is back on more familiar ground. As he's shown on cuts for Moodmusic and, most recently, Kompakt, the Berliner's got a knack for balancing clout and atmosphere. "Woolloomooloo"'s beat lollops through a swarm of pads, chattering cowbells and maybe-human vocals to pin structure to something otherwise shapeless. It's music to get lost in at 5 AM, whether you're still on the dance floor or on the long drive home.
A Ricoshëi - Perfect Like You
B Dave DK - Woolloomooloo