If you slept on Groove Armada‘s absolutely dark & luscious “No Knock” EP release earlier this summer, please take your pesky finger off that snooze button – it is obviously getting in the way of you having nice things.
Upon disembarking from the sleep state, as you wrap your eager hands around a warm cup of freshly brewed goodness, please indulge me, and take a moment to push play on the Soundcloud player below. It contains your key back into the rewards of aural consciousness, one that bares gifts of the sonic sort. Catch a fresh breath and immerse yourself into Groove Armada’s stunning array of new offerings, collectively referred to as the “No Ejector Seat” EP, off house & techno indie imprint Hypercolour.
As made clear with their “No Knocks” release, Groove Armada are no longer striving to play the big stages they’ve long held down. Having conquered and reigned supreme on the A-list touring circuit, they are fully committed to returning back to the roots of the underground. With this release, they’ve once again taken far strides away from the big stage festival appeal, and have taken a decisively-inclined lean toward a more fulfilling storyline – chapter after chapter of lustful builds, unpredictable twists, and progressive intrigue through and through.
With “No Ejector Seat,” they’ve focused their revered production talent into masterminding a thoughtful collection, with an underlying shadowy factor; that resonates with the dark insides of the after-hours club and those equally perverse characters that long for deep percussive elements, relentless layers of devouring bass, and anything that rings a far cry away from illustrious festival bangers.
Obvious notes of Chi-town influence are apparent in the clear homage piece “Chicago Chicago” while less foreseeable acid house influence in “Always Take Me Higher” provides a challenged yet insightful glance into Groove Armada’s foresight; a clearly inspired & perceptive disposition, that politely demands more mindful track selections, and positively reinforces the importance of freedom for creative faculty – an encouraging, mutual respect both among artists, and anyone occupying the dancefloor. “The Vicksburg Cut” in particular presents a bold yet fluid arrangement of colorful fills and capricious percussion lines, its only restraint maintaining that universally approachable dancey sensibility, without fail.
Groove Armada’s “No Ejector Seat” EP drops today on vinyl. While we wait for the digital release, due out in the next coming weeks on September 24th, stream the full digitally-forthcoming collection below.
via FACT Magazine