|2.||"Endless Pavments" (6:18)|
|1.||"Hooked Up" (6:19)|
|2.||"Keep An Eye" (S Mambo edit) (5:28)|
|3.||"Neon Lights" (6:05)|
Zmatsutsi's Balearic Social Recordings-released debut, 2016's Mogadishu EP, was a hazy and psychedelic trip into druggy, slo-mo disco territory. Hooked Up, the first Zmatsutsi release since, is similarly inclined. Built around head-nodding drum machine rhythms, undulating arpeggio lines, trippy synthesizer motifs and breathy, poetic spoken word vocals, it's a hugely atmospheric and enjoyable affair. There are occasional forays into more boogie-inspired territory, but even these outings tend towards the throbbing, pulsating and hypnotic. Of course, we expect little less from the inspired Macadam Mambo label, but we were still surprised by the dizzyingly high quality threshold throughout.
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