Sasse & James Flavour – The Right Way review

Following on from their recent hit, “Who’s In The House” on Dirt Crew Recordings, James Flavour and long term pal Sasse continue their recent production assault with “The Right Way” on Sasse’s own Moodmusic imprint. This is another stellar release from the German imprint, merging the vast experience of three top producers (Tony Lionni is on remix duty) who blend together a deep and dynamic yet bubbling house EP. All four tracks on the EP have infectious vocal snips, rumbling sub bass and tight percussion.

“The Right Way” is a result of a long session at Sasse’s Black Head Studios in Berlin. Pushing drums move the track forward above a simple groove, deep synth stabs and the male vocal which proudly proclaims that we are going ‘the right way.’ After a gradual build which sees the vocal’s importance step up a gear, the bass drops and we are plunged lovingly, into a delightful old school sound. Berlin based Tony Lionni, who rarely remixes, is on hand for two of his own reworkings of the track. The first is a Detroit influenced deep house chugger, with orgasmic keys and warm synths washing over the 909 drums and the same assuring vocals. His second offering, the Deeptech Mix hints at the early sound of techno whilst also dropping in some tight, modernised beats, not to mention a huge rolling bassline that sweeps you up and takes you along the right way by itself. James Flavour and Sasse finish proceedings with a killer Piano Dub, stripping the original down into simplicity and rebuilding this workout with raising piano chords. Everything these boys touch at the moment is causing a stir on the dancefloor. Arriving on an in form Moodmusic, “The Right Way” is set to do more of the same for this highly talented partnership.

Review: Tom Jones