As debut 12" singles go, this first offering from Venetian trio &Co - surfer/skateboarder mates who decided to get into music production - is quietly impressive. Opener "Best of Friends" blends the piano-heavy, slo-mo style of Still Going, with twinkling jazz pianos, an air of humid Balearic sunshine, and occasional flashes of Timothy J Fairplay style acid. That last influence is even more evident on wonky B-side "Bonus Acid", which is little more than a beatless exploration of ragged 303 lines and pulsating bass. The EP's other track, "Wine Cooler", smartly joins the dots between rolling, slo-mo disco house and the kind of fluid electric piano solos frequently found on classic Philadelphia International releases.
Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), H Track / PB Vinyl, JimmyTheTwin, Felix Dickinson, Rocco Universal, Sito / / Mischio Dischi Disco, Justin Van Der Volgen, Justin Miller, The Rev. Thorn (Dreamtime Records), Eric Duncan, Jay Airiness / Moar / Venice Beach, Bendy, Martin Brew, Steve Lee, Roy Comanchero, Justin Gg Green, Kito Jempere, Alan Dente, Futuro Tropicale, Cold Tonic Records
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