- For a while, it seemed that Premiesku, the collaboration between Romanians Livio & Roby and George G, was only going to be an infrequent side project. It debuted in 2009, but only gave life to two singles and an album over the following five years. This year the trio marked the collaboration's return with a string of summer live dates and a 12-inch on Vakant, and they now return with their second single of 2014, More 4 EP. It's the 14th release on Apollonia, and sees the label offer a more full-bodied aesthetic than most of what they've dropped so far.
"More 4" is the EP's only full-blown peak-time cut. Its bassline is as rolling as they come, bundled with simple percussion, flashes of melody and a looped female vocal exclaiming "I'm all for you." A slightly more stripped-back sound sits on the flip. The laid back "Real" has a skippy shuffle, after which "Despere Ei" caps things off with the EP's only overtly Romanian-sounding moment. Sub-bass, choir vocals, hats and hazy stabs drift in and out for what's, for me, the pick here.
A1 More 4
B2 Despre Ei