Various Artists - Dessous Best Kept Secrets Vol 3, Exclusives EP 1

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  • In 2002, Dessous boss Steve Bug released a record called "The Big Fake," under the name Traffic Signs. The whole track revolved around a seemingly bland hook, but the track became a huge hit anyway. "Do It Right," the first track on Dessous Best Kept Secrets 3, seems to follow a similar pattern. On the surface it's not so interesting. A slightly jacking beat forms the track's spine, and a vocal sample regularly announces its title. The hook is a piano-like synth which loops to infinity. Exciting, huh? Still, the tonk-tonking motif has been stuck in my head for a couple of days, and I'm not sick of it yet. Jamie Anderson & Owain K's "Prescription" is a little more song-like. Again piano-esque notes form the guts of the track, except this time twinkly arp hits and genteel pad strokes come out to play. The percussion is mostly raspy, but for light hand drumming in the mid-section. "The Backyard" sounds like a leftover from Vincenzo's album earlier this year. (That's a good thing, if you were wondering.) Here, Australian artist Aram also jumps in to collaborate, the pair forging a summery number with hints of vocal. A langurous bass sequence and wincing toms bolster the rest of the track, with shimmering pads and clear, bell-like tones wafting on top. Tigerskin's "Too Much" is far more exuberant, hung around an undulating beat and rapid-fire vocal assualt. Two-note synth stabs are also a central feature, a slow-opening filter brightening them more and more as time goes on.
  • Tracklist
      01. Steve Bug - Do It Right 02. Tigerskin - Too Much 03. Vincenzo & Aram - The Backyard 04. Jamie Anderson & Owain K - Prescription