Following the label’s crucial dispatch from Dusky earlier this summer, Naked Naked invite one of the most exciting names to have emerged in house music in recent times; Mak & Pasteman.
The London duo have had an exceptional year, with their stripped-back, sub-soaked, genre-smelting bass fusion appearing in all the right places and playlists.
A successful remix of the largest tune of the summer in Breach’s ‘Jack’, a Radio 1 Minimix, the huge ‘Dither / Outer Control / Dancing Kicks’ session on Redlight’s red hot Lobster Boy, a remix of bona fide house legend Roy Davis Jnr and their own XLR8R-rated M.A.P white label series have kept them more than busy this season. And so it continues: Both ‘Brown Bread’ and ‘Drowning’ showcase the duo at their darkest, slickest and sonically polished while summing up the on-point spirit of Breach’s Naked Naked imprint.
‘Brown Bread’ ignites with a palpitating steppy riddim while harrowed pads swoon delicately over the top. Suddenly, silence. Then boom: a chubby bassline bounces at you from the darkness. A solid jacking groove joins in for the ride, solidifying the groove that just won’t budge. Simple but deadly; the icy pads eventually ease their way back into the mix, as does as a fine-tuned spoken word sample, tying the elements together with sermon-like clarity.
‘Drowning’ shows a deeper, more driving side to the duo’s repertoire. The crisp chords punctuate a nagging hook with a resounding sense of timelessness. Balancing the emotive with the euphoric, it conjures up memories of early Get Physical releases with such a versatile air it demands the attention of all corners of the dancefloor. The vocal is the icing on the precision produced cake; soulful, subtle and just as hooky as the lead melody itself.
Two cracking tracks to take us into the autumn; two more reasons why Mak & Pasteman are enjoying an exceptional year… Fans of theirs currently include the likes of Loefah, Oneman, Redlight, and Artwork.FREE MP3s of Brown Bread by Mak & Pasteman when you buy the Vinyl
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Release date: 04/11/2013
Format: 12" Vinyl
Catalogue number: NKD006