- In the final stages of Get Perlonized! at Panorama Bar earlier this month, Zip played one of the night's biggest bombs: "House Is OK" by Kornél Kovács. A slamming house track with a monster bassline, it could have been too much for a party's in its 12th hour, but its power was obvious. As the heaving low-end rumbled, the main hooks—a collection of chopped vocals repeating the track's title—lit up the room, bringing new energy to a few dozen dazed clubbers. It worked in that environment, so it's fun to imagine the damage this weapon—which already looks like one of 2018's biggest house tunes—will cause at festivals this summer.
We get a more psychedelic touch from the other tracks on the Gemišt Part 1 compilation. There's a hint of cosmic disco in the twanging keys of "Coco Loco" by Longhair. It strikes a great balance between groove and colour, so it's easy to see DJs like Roman Flügel and Gerd Janson picking it up. Gavri & McQueen deliver a more chaotic percussive cut with "Dead Sea," laying down shakers, bleeps and hand drums for a snaking eight minutes. Only the atmospheric "Floating" by Janis is notably introspective, adding another mood to an excellent collection of modern house.
A1 Kornél Kovács - House Is OK
A2 Gavri & McQueen - Dead Sea
B1 Longhair - Coco Loco
B2 Janis - Floating