Release : System Of Survival – Rumors EP

PURCHASE ON JUNO / PHONICA / REDEYE  / LIGHTHOUSE

Dedicated purveyors of fine house music, System of Survival are Pietro ‘Bingo’ De Lisi and Alex Carpentieri, resident DJs at the bastion of underground Ibiza, Circo Loco, since the party first began over decade ago. S.O.S’s musical output has been particularly prolific of late, releasing on labels such as Bpitch, Freak’n’Chic, Tenax and Akbal, however it is this their debut release on Ibiza imprint Vitalik Recordings that has perhaps been the most anticipated. The delayed strings and commanding bass-line builds tension from the offset, the tough beats of Rumors highlight the darker, dance-floor territory we find in S.O.S’s dj sets but less commonly in their studio production. Heads down, late night boogie business at it’s finest. Labirintismo’s ethereal panning melodies drift over solid beats and a warm offbeat bass-line. Reminiscent of early Peace Frog material, it’s dreamy electric piano riff’s contrast pleasingly against its rugged foundations. S.O.S. illustrate their knack for unusual and catchy bass-lines on Beat Jam, their melodies always answering the questions posed by their B-lines. The cheeky vocal sample sits neatly over sparse but precisely placed percussion, less as they say is more. A Man Black Man with it’s beautiful grand piano keys and tribal percussion, full of the duo’s nuances, rounds off the EP in style, an eclectic mix of Bingo’s funk & soul roots and Alex’s Detroit and Chicago influences.

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