Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records have certainly championed the arena of flourishing European talent throughout their sturdy global ascession. But in another apt extension of the labels delinquent energy, double-Dutch newcomers Dyro and Loopers can be found fitting the glove of new school ingenuity with their formative debut collaborative romp ‘Monster Talk’.
Where Dyro has proven as equally comfortable remixing Katy Perry as he is donning formative Electro cuts to Hardwell’s Revealed imprint, homeland peer Looper’s phenomenal breakthrough alongside Will.I.Am and Diplo threw all eyes to the uncovered talents of this strong European contender. With euphoric leads and grinding chords in full-motion, the duo prove to be the apt partnership of Holland’s integral House hallmarks without flipping the switch to the nations more predictable sound scope.
As their scattered Electro stylings transition from Daft Punk-esque interludes to full-throttle festival fuel, the consistent energy and eclectic ornamentation that overbears ‘Monster Talk’ can only be the sum of pitting two of Holland’s fiercest young talents side by side for an imprint that always plays the courteous host to such new and exciting noise.
Our Dutch peers have certainly taught us a thing or two about the potential of the European House movement. Now boasting platinum landmarks and appraisal from across the board, Sandro Silva and fellow countryman Oliver Twitz unite for a stern movement towards Laidback Luke’s Mixmash imprint with ‘Gladiator’.
While Silva may have inspired a new age of heavyset House courtesy of Dutch chart-topper and platinum disc ‘EPIC’ alongside Quintino, Twitz’s firm footing alongside the likes of Diplo and remix duties for Madonna and Laidback Luke have not limited him to turn his hand to this rather particular label with a collaborative effort which beckons a suitable slice of studio heroism in the name of all things Deutsch.
Their unified efforts, however, reign testament to the prime Dutch sound to which their nation has honoured with epic force. Through the pitch-pervading lead play of ‘Gladiator’, Silva and Twitz play on an old theme with some superior new ornaments, bridging the more predictable pathway that their genre has mustered with a tectonic yet overtly intricate outing that sets apart the boys from the men with indisputable peak time precision.
Say what you will about the nations irreplaceable hallmarks – in the hands of two of the industry’s more accomplished underdogs, its warm familiarity can be celebrated rather than scorned courtesy of such positive extensions as their collaborative instalment under the gaze of Mixmash Records.
‘Gladiator’ is out now on Mixmash Records via Beatport.