Creme Organization are getting busy right from the start of 2014, and here serve up an EP from Detroit insider Alex Israel. Israel has released on the label before and this new four track offering continues in his usual good form, exploring cerebral and atmospheric techno soundscapes with plenty of elan.
'A Man Of Qualities' goes first and has a certain sense of menace luring at its sparse core. Sharp, coarse claps bring texture to the thick basslines and shiny synths and the whole thing gurgles invitingly. Next comes 'Mustard Greens', a slow and lazy affair awash with lush chords, ticking percussion and rasping rubbery bass notes. It's pleasurable and immersive and on b-side 'Angulas' the tempo begins to pick up. Here more spangled synth lines wrap around echoing claps and well-defined percussion to make for a fragmented and uneven groove that rumbles along like a fully laden donkey. Closer 'Colugo' is a more standard, gliding deep house affair with jazzy drums, stabbed chords and plenty of old school values reimagined in a modern framework. Once again here Alex Israel proves himself to be a highly dexterous producer with a unique sense of groove.
"Colugo for when I'm in the housey mood :)"
Paul Boex (Dynamic Reflection)
"angulas is my fave here, classy stuff all over tho. thx!"
Ben Sims (Theory, London)
"Angulas for me…thx!"
Kirk Degiorgio (ART, Ipswich, Suffolk)
"Again a very interesting work from this guy. I love the diversity and variety of feelings here. Well done!"
MuteOscillator (Ksoul & MuteOscillator )
"Mustard Greens is the one for me, thanks!"
"Value for money - a solid 4-tracker. Thanks!"
Norman Nodge (MDR, Berlin)
"Great EP .. many thanks."
"angulas is right up my street."
Marko Nastic (Radio B92 / Exit Festival, Belgrade)
"belter (((༼•̫͡•༽))) "
House Of Traps (Firecracker Records, Edinburgh)
"Penguin Power! "
Dimi Angélis (A&S, Traut Muzik, Balans) (Dimi Angélis, Amsterdam)
"Love MG and Angulas !"
Necta Selecta (Eat Music)
"Angulas has that groove going on"
Stephen Brown (Indigo Aera)
"Quality ep! & considering a review for dj mag Angulas and Colugo are my picks "
Kid Culture (DJ Mag NL)
"Mustard greens! But all of them are really nice! "
Jean Pierre Enfant (Les Enfants Terribles/Trouw, Amsterdam)
"great ep, culugo for me"
"'angulas' stands out for me, thanks"
Pär Grindvik (Stockholm LTD)
"Great old school but modern deep electronic soulful house music EP! Angulas, Colugo and Mustard Green are my faves."
Alex from Tokyo (Tokyo Black Star)
"very good ep!!!"
Ame (Innervisions, berlin)
"Always love to hear house and techno fuse together in the deep. Love A Man of Qualities and will support the whole release on Down Low Disco. "
Lorna Clarkson (DOWN LOW DISCO )
"Nice! Angulas for me on this one!"
0x4644 (BLN.FM, Berlin)
"Great ! Fat ! Love "A Man of Qualities", and my fav :"Angulas", Colugo is nice too…sound a bit like swing techno from Juan Atkins..."
"track 2! "
DJ Lady Aida (Rebelbass, Eindhoven)
"Quality selections from the creme camp, Angulas stands out for me."
Owain Kimber (Innate, Cardiff)
"Angulas is my favourite here"
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator, TORINO)
"mustard greens is wonderful. also into colugo, good vibes party time stuff"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Radio808, Zagreb)
"nice and deep house workout, a man.. is fav "
Kuczera (Intergalactic FM, heerlen)
"nice deep stuff, the whole release, though 'Mustard Greens' is my fav one at 1st listening. Thanks. "
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)
"angulas is my pick here, nice one!"
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)
"4 superb tracks."
Andrew Duke (Andrew Duke In The Mix/Cognition Audioworks, Halifax NS)
"Garage sound of Colugo is wicked..."
Vince Watson (Bio Music, Amsterdam)
"Stunning stuff! All four Tracks are dope!"
Jochen Discomeyer (Audiopilot / bln.fm, Berlin)
"Lovely tracks. Creme are on a roll. Mustard Greens is the standout for me on first listen."
Lakker / Eomac
"Why's everyone making tracks about salad?"
Vincent Pollard (Exclaim, Toronto, Ontario)
"Life is like a box of Creme chocolates. Angulas for me thanks"
Luke Slater (Mote-Evolver UK, All over)
"A solid EP with Colugo being my pick here. Perfect peak time fodder."
"Love, love, love Angulas. Crème??? Bloody weirdos. "
"Big fan of Alex Israel's stuff. Angulas is the one for me"
"Great release! Support!"
Chille jr. (Night Moves@Fnoob radio, Koprivnica)
"lovely stuff. mustard greens and colugo the pick for me."
James Fox / Severn Beach
"Niiiice ne ! I like these tracks a lot --- Will play for sure ....... "
"Colugo is the 'plof' in plofkip."
Gerben Louw (Wichelroede.net
, Den Haag)
"Great work! "
ike_release (EPISODES, Chicago)
"belter...again FULL SUPPORT"
Marco Bernardi (Take the Elevator, Bristol)
"wow, vibes! "
DJ+ (Nachtwerk/Hoax, Amsterdam)
"Colugo for me!! <3"
Innershades (Roze Balletten, Aalst)
"Colugo is my favourite! Thanks"
Kong (22tracks - Studio Brussel, Brussels)
"Mustard greens and angulas do it for me"
, Sint Pieters Leeuw)
""Mustard Greens" is ace . . lovely stuff Thank you"
Future Beat Alliance
"yessss!!! mustard greens and colugo..."
"Love first 3 tracks. Not sure about "Colugo" on a first listen."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show, Rijeka)
"Like Angulas and Colugo: will try to play one of them on the show. Thanks!"
Dave TTB (TOTHEBONE, London)
"Colugo is my favourite."
"sorry, not for me."
"Not for me"
Mosca (Ann Aimee, BBC Radio 1, London)
Tim Thaler (BLN FM, Berlin)
"angulas is my pick here. nice vibe!"
Nuno Dos Santos (kollektiv, utrecht)
"Nice one. Uplifting oldschool vibes. Especially like Angulas"
Sven VT (De-bug, Berlin)
"mustard greens is lovely ... "
Dave Ellesmere (Graphene / Belief System, Berlin)
"a-side is my choice!"
Roger Gerressen (ESHU / ESHU Records, Nijmegen)
"mustard green is the one here 4 me...v nice indeed...thnx"
"A Man Of Qualities is the choice one for me. Great one to lead off with."
Simon Whight (Data Transmission / Inverted Audio / Ibiza Voice, Ashton-Under-Lyne)
"wow - what a great ep. Anguilas is amazing. "
ASOK ((Scenery/Use of Weapons/MOS), Liverpool)