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Waking Up

  • Artists Sinisa Tamamovic
  • Release Date 2011-07-27
  • Labels SCI+TEC
  • Catalog TEC053
  • Description To the beat of the drum, Sinisa Tamamovic leads SCI+TEC Digital Audio. His debut EP for Dubfires label is proof that forging dirty organic drum sounds to ultra-clean rhythms can have explosive results. Human-created percussion always seems to carry a certain va-va-voom, or joie de vivre like the sound of free drums on a beach and as such, there is more than a hint of summer about the Waking Up EP. Lead track Waking Up is a straight-talking jacker. Tamamovic, who is clearly a fan of layering cut up vocals rhythmically, uses snippets of a male voice to entice the groove down a funky path. When he quickly switches the vox with a heavy percussion loop on the drop, the results are pretty merry. Little People is perhaps the most carnival offering on the four tracker. With big samba drum rolls, a male vocal chant that sounds suspiciously like Buddhist monks harmonizing with the universe, and a cut-up childlike vocal sample, it absolutely hums of Ibizas outdoor terraces. The large drum-filled breakdown and increase in pace and tension just before the drop is rough and slightly off point, like an overenthusiastic DJ had played with the delay FX on a mixer before throwing the bass in again. All the while, the monks Ohming keeps the cut firmly in the realm of a hedonistic crowd fuser.The aptly titled The Drums sees Tamamovics unique approach to percussion fully charged with an absolute mutiny of track. The cut features gritty snares that snowball through the solid techno groove. The way Tamamovic plays with the different rhythms on The Drums is impressive he moves from moments of quiet head nodding to animated sections of fist pumping using nothing but drums. They way he pushes the tension and atmosphere skywards with subtle tweaks of the FX and samples is elegant - certainly the track proves he has a perceptive mind about how cadences move people.The final offering on the EP, The New Generation is a little more up-tempo and a bit more techno. With a lead that sounds like a jet engine forever powering up, the hard hitting DJ tool is positively explosive thanks to a succession of Space Invader bleeps in the huge breakdown, and a white noise symphony on the drop. Its loud and proud.There are wonderful tweaks of the bass throughout the cut, which guide it to moments of uproar. And like the A side, the core of The New Generation is a beat consisting of crude drum samples precisely placed an infectious mix for your feet.

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