||1.||Tazz & Bacanito - "Cosmic Sex"|
||1.||Tazz - "Wanderer"|
||2.||Tazz & Giovanni Randisi - "Mermaids and Mermen"|
Having risen to prominence via a series of well received EPs for Jus Ed's Underground Quality imprint and UK hub Tsuba, Tazz adds New Kanada to his CV for this fine three track EP that demonstrates his versatility and showcases some of Montreal's other talented house producers. Lead track "Cosmic Sex" sees Tazz collaborate with fellow Montreal based producer Bacanito for an arrangement that pits skittering percussive textures and a rumbling cavernous bass line against the low reaching smudgy and heavily saturated analogue patterns, with a nice upwards thrust building throughout. The flip opens with a solo Tazz production in the shape of "Wanderer" which demonstrates more rhythmic restraint, allowing the creeping bassline and woozy melodic elements centre stage, though there is a pleasant switch in energy just as your senses are about to be engulfed by the floating keys. "Mermaids And Mermen", a joint production with another Montreal resident Giovanni Randisi adopts a more stripped back, dubby subaqueous approach.
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