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||"Any Other Styles"
||"Any Other Styles" (Short Version)
Ennio Styles, Brendan Clark (Northern Purpose), Ernie (Minuendo Recordings), Rufus (Bosconi, Nighdrivers, Marmo), Gaetano Battista, Tiago, Satore (Hizou Deep Rooted Music), Juno Recommends Deep House, Tommy Finger Jr., Tom Dicicco, Rivet
If you've been following the production trajectory of Theo Parrish over the past six months then you'll have become accustomed to expect some outlandish, unpredictable releases from the Sound Signature main man. Still though, few would have seen this coming. Central to the DNA of "Any Other Styles" is a cornucopia of FX dredged up from arcade beat-em up moves and crudely nudged to fit an abstractive, thick set beat pattern that bucks angrily with a frenetic nature that's beyond unpredictable. It's the strangest Theo record we've heard in some time, but when any number of people are treading shallow waters in the name of contemporary deep house, don't we need some people to not even consider "the box" when it comes to approaching music? If sonic boom techno ain't your thing, then the flipside DJ tool "Beat This" might take your fancy, an endlessly restless shimmy through skeletal pitter patter beatdown, with the sort of dextrous drum arrangements that Parrish does so well.
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