Review: Since 2012, Frankey & Sandrino have exceeded all expectations and are now easily one of the most alluring house duos on the scene. With releases for imprints such as Drumpoet Community, Mule Musiq, Kompakt and Innervisions, among others, their name is instantly recognisable for their sound and artistic diversity. This new EP for Innervisions leads with "Wega", a tune that manages to blend a variety of musical elements under one roof; a minimal percussion groove is wrapped tightly around a myriad of Hispanic chanting, rhythmic distortions and a tubby undertone, equating to one gorgeous dance escapade. "Pollux" is similarly sparse and multi-faceted, except that the vocal swarms are now replaced by a sublime cascade of crystalline synths, aqueous electronics, and their inimitable use of outernational flavours.
Ways Of The Sun (Peter Kruder Into The Black Hole remix) (7:22)
Ways Of The Sun (Manuel Fischer remix) (8:38)
Ways Of The Sun (Armitage remix) (6:43)
Review: Second time round for the much-loved "Ways Of The Sun", Frankey and Sandrino's 2015 collaboration with vocalist La Oberg. This time, there's no original mix to admire, but rather a quartet of fresh remixes. Jimi Jules steps up first, wrapping dubbed-out synth splashes and La Oberg's evocative vocal around a loose and languid dub disco-meets-deep house groove, before Peter Kruder re-imagines the track as an acid bass-propelled chunk of analogue deep house goodness. Over on side B, Manuel Fischer dishes up a sunrise-ready organic tech-house take while Armitage slams down a loopy and hypnotic peak-time revision that subtly builds throughout.