- Martin Landsky's spacey A-sides have been getting love from Steve Bug and the Poker Flat family since the turn of the century. But despite his reputation for putting together sophisticated and dance floor friendly house, there have been a few questionable releases over the years. Werkschau, thankfully, is not one of them.
"2000 Miles" gets underway with a punchy kick coupled with a stuttering hi-hat and snare, which are eventually joined by melodious synth and basslines. Together, they tick along nicely before being joined by an oscillating third layer. After a brief break in the percussion things really pick up, seeing Landsky embark on another multi-layered synth excursion, with even more attention paid to the bass and drum dynamics.
On the flip, "Naked" stays relatively subdued, adding an Eastern-tinged electronic layer to a deep bass groove and sporadic vocal. The result will most likely be reserved for post-9:00 AM sets. Rounding out the package, "Monitor One" returns to peak-time territory, serving as the EP's most instrumentally stripped back track. All the attention is on the snappy drums as they entwine with a chanting and echoing vocal, giving DJs yet another healthy tool for their Landsky arsenal.
A 2000 Miles
B2 Monitor One