Luv Jam/Matomic – Luv Jam vs Matomic EP review

The latest 12 inch from WPH offshoot Lany Recordings sees Luv Jam and Matomic each drop two cuts of dance music for twisted minds and bodies. We got a bit excited by Luv Jam’s auspicious debut for WPH and he adds to his reputation with the two tracks that sit on the A Side. “Pike” is a stripped back exercise in rusted techno abstractions which is contrasted nicely by the more immediate sounds of “Big Tent” where the Wrexham based producer casts haunting synth lines across a dark groove that bubbles with menacing intent.

Matomic aka Matthias Cleenewerck was of course responsible for the inaugural Lany release and he demonstrates his maturing talent on “Flash Travel” which melds future abstract Detroit melodies with a twisted almost UK funky variant on drum programming. The peak time sonic progressions of closing track “Shadows” are a suitably fine ending to an EP which showcases the talents of two rising producers.

Tony Poland