Island Jam EP by Tuccillo, Djebali & John DimasComment
Tomoki Tamura's pure house label Holic Trax is back with more trend setting hits with this excellent new EP from Tuccillo, Djebali & John Dimas.
Tuccillo is very much on a roll at the moment - he makes everything from deep house to tech to chill out to disco and does so on labels like Visionquest and 2020 Vision as well as of course Holic Trax. Established in Ibiza some years ago, the creativity and style of his work has seen him in demand with heavyweights of the musical scene, and as such he is a regular on radio, in clubs around the world and atop many dance music charts. For this EP, Tuccillo teams up with acclaimed producers John Dimas from Greece and Frenchman Djebali for a total of three tracks, whilst label head Tomoki Tamura also serves up one great edit.
Up first is the fresh sounding ‘A View From’ with John Dimas. Lively and spritely, with groovy bass and energetic drums, this one is a bubbly, charming cut that cannot fail to make you want to move on the dance floor. The two then team up for ‘Live 23’ which gets edited by Tamura into a much quicker and slicker, techno leaning effort with rubbery bass and bleeps as well as some soulful and emotive pads.
‘Atuler' feat Djebali then gets back to a more jacking style with firm hits and lots of reverb making for a fat bottomed groove. Some garage percussion adds an irresistible sense of skip to the track and some carefully treated vocals float about inside it adding yet another fine layer.
Then comes vinyl only bonus ‘1st Floor,’ again with Djebali. This brilliant track is subtle and deep, seductive and filled with soul. As well as being driven forward at an inviting pace, more mysterious voices pan left and right and trap you right at the heart of the lush atmospheres this pair create.
This is another tasteful EP of no nonsense modern house music that is stuffed with real feeling and plenty of proud production aesthetics.
Tuccillo, Djebali & John Dimas - Island Jam EP
Release date 6th July 2015
Label Holic Trax
A1. Tuccillo & John Dimas - A View From
A2. Tuccillo & John Dimas - Live 23 (Tomoki Tamura edit)
B1. Tuccillo & Djebali - Atuler
B2. Tuccillo & Djebali - 1st Floor (Vinyl Only)
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