Duke Dumont - For Club Play Only III

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  • Following in the wake of "Need U (100%)" and "Got U," his two sun-kissed number-one singles, this third instalment of Duke Dumont's For Club Play Only series feels like a move to reassert his underground credentials. Listening to the four stripped-back cuts here makes those huge chart successes seem all the more surprising, although the bass-led ominousness of "Nicht Vor Mitternacht" would fit in the sets of many EDM DJs. "Slow Dance" links a lascivious repeating vocal line with off-kilter keys and bass to produce a functional but somewhat uninspiring club cut. "Mumble Man" is more interesting, pitting a similarly moody musical backing against an infectious and grin-inducing scat vocal. Unsurprisingly, "Drumapella" is a percussion-only DJ tool. Its succinct hail of elasticated toms, kicks and claps are the EP's standout for me, though I suspect the hardcore Duke Dumont fan in your life may disagree.
  • Tracklist
      01. Nicht Vor Mitternacht 02. Slow Dance 03. Mumble Man 04. Drumapella