Daco – Vostok EP
1. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Original Mix)
2. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Live Mix)
3. Struck Out
MIXMAG DISCO SINGLE OF THE MONTH
The mighty Daco is back on Paper after a move to Spain and time spent sailing the high seas. He sent us a whole load of fresh music so we’ve taken the best and will be releasing it over a series of three EPs before collating them on an album later in the year.
Meine Killer launches things and it’s a quality deep house track that is soulful and catchy with enough wallop to rock any floor. Die Hexen’s vocal has a touch of Propaganda’s Claudia Brücken to give it a 80s Eastern European flavour. There is slinky bass, live drums and a chorused guitar that nags all the way through for some main room clout.
The live mix keeps all the same qualities of the original but takes the alley named “Boogie”. Live congas, percussion, disco guitar and the bass is given a bit more head to do it’s thing. It’s strictly analogue business here and if you want it live, it’s all here baby.
Struck Out goes all the way down the disco route and it’s the sound of a tight-as-you-like house band on their night off having some fun when nobody’s watching. 70s synths, agogo a plenty and a heavy funk vibe makes this music for dance floors that flash.
Finally Dreadnought saves the heaviest till last and it’s future proto-balearic prog business. Arps chug away with a motorkik beat before breaking to a chord progression that is set to “build” and is the tone for the rest of the track. It’s got ALFOS and Prins Thomas written all over it and comes off like a lost Baldelli classic that would have shaken Cosmic to it’s foundations. Expect beard strokers to break their life long dance ban and ravers to lose their shit.
Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – Pretty impressive stuff, great musicality running through this EP.
Red Rack ’em – Digging Struck Out. Dope. Dreadnought is tasty too…
Sean Johnston – (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – On a roll boys!
Neil Quigley – Fantastic EP! Dreadnought is a monster, and I’m the newest member of Die Hexen’s fan club. Awesome!
Mighty Mouse – Love Struck Out is really nice.
Gemini Brothers – This EP is absolutely AMAZING! Love all of them!
Pete Herbert – Fantastic!!
Julian Sanza – Lovely vibes! Diggin!
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – YES GROOVY!!
DJ Rocca – I like Struck out and Dreadnought. Very good tracks
Chris Massey – Bigger than Flash Atkins’ skid marks.
Nuno Cacho – This is mind blowing. Love it!
Andy (Inland Knights) – Struck Out is awesome….def in the box.
Ed Mahon – The EP gets better with each tune! Loving ‘Struck Out’ and already stocking it up for the Summer sets. Dreadnought is quality and will be a Cowbell favourite from the off!
Aldrin Zouk – Dreadnought & Meine Killer right up my alley! Thanks!
Bad Barbie Beats – Struck Out Floats my boat.
Get Down Edits – Excellent Stuff from Paper once again, Meine Killer (Original Mix) jumps right out, looking forward to testing all these x