Berlin-based Best Works Records are back with their 10th release, staying true to their name with a powerful three track EP by veterans Christian Prommer and Jazzanova’s Alexander Barck aptly titled: Lovin’, along with a remix courtesy of Best Works co-owner Andre Lodemann.
A twist even more amazing than the Inception movie is perhaps too subtle a metaphor for the title track: Lovin’. It starts off with a slow and steady mid-tempo-like bassline, greeted by dreamy pads, subtle keys and a laid back vocal. Soon becoming more deliberate in its build-up (with the introduction of Prommer’s drumming pieces), and then… the listener is dropped down the rabbit hole. The tempo is drastically changed, highs are crisper, and a sultry female vocal is introduced – taking us all the way through Deep House wonderland. It really isn’t every day where you hear producers trying such daft experiments (successfully), but the experienced duo pull it off perfectly.
Everything about the Alex & Grizzly’s Dub will make you wanna bob, or at least move some part of your body. This, thanks to groovy basslines, inviting highs, playful keys, and some rather intricate kicks. Definitely one of the more dancefloor-friendly cuts on the release.
Lodemann makes full use of the vocals from the original, building effortlessly around them. In a remix which is more of a constantly building and changing journey, than just another re-arranging of patterns. Class deepness from the Best Works man.
The Prommer & Barck duo have given us a glimpse of their forward-thinking productions, and judging from this one, we’ll definitely be looking forward to their “Alex and the Grizzly” release, a first on the duo’s brand-new Derwin Recordings label – coming in April.
Prommer und Barck feat Lois Longerling – Lovin’ (Best Works)
Words by Daniel Gonsalves