EP Review: [HUND003] Dubfluss & Phatool - DubTool Ep inc. Fabe & Alci Remix


[HUND003] Dubfluss&Phatool – DubTool EP inc.Fabe& ALCI Remix

When a group of likeminded people come together to share ideas, concepts and experiences it is inevitable that something magical will come of this, and this is exactly what has happened with HUND, an underground music movement from Vicenza, Italy. After five amazing years of high quality parties, inviting artists of all calibres and varieties, this family leads the way when it comes to clubbing in this corner of the world. A real sense of a tightknit community. To celebrate this five-year milestone, luckily for us, they decided to launch HUND Records, a vinyl label, releasing music they believe in from a combination of residents and friends further afield. Serving up a reflection of the sound portrayed at their famous parties. After two huge releases already from Fuse head Rich NxT (including a rather nice remix from Faster) and up and coming producer Jerome. C, the time has come for the third release, and take it from us no half measures have been taken.


DubTool Ep’ is a solid four tracks, showing the capabilities and drive the team has behind the label. Dynamic duo Dubfluss team up with fellow resident and co-founder of the movement Phatool for a smooth blend of the house, dub and techno they are familiar with. ‘DubTool 1’ has a significant darker feel to it in comparison to the rest of the Ep. Driven by atmospheric pads, in to a moody break down preparing to be blown away again by the force of the bass coming from deep within the track. On remix duty for this track is one of the hottest producers at the moment, Fabe. It is in indeed the Mannheim maestros first solo remix release, which makes it even more special. The Salty Nuts label owner has laid down his eclectic swinging grooves tipping this track on its head, keeping it as organic as ever with his glitchy percussions, weaved perfectly with broken down vocals. Leaving you with no choice but to dance.


For us ‘DubTool 2’ is where you can really see the chemistry between the HUND familia, as Dubfluss and Phatool take you on a dancefloor trip, leaving you with no doubts that it would crunch through a club soundsystem perfectly. A true example of what these guys are about.


Now they couldn’t just leave it there. Yet again you have the pleasure of another killer remix, this time young Swiss based artist ALCI has arranged a bouncy number, with a liquid smooth arrangement, and to no surprise huge bassline similar to previous releases on top labels Robsoul and Apollonia. Great mid set track to take the atmosphere up a notch.


Although a few weeks remain till the release, over the summer there has been some fantastic support for this release with the likes of tINI, Chris Carrier, Brett Jacobs, Terrence Terry, Yaya, David Gtronic and many more, all giving it a go. HUND records has picked up some high profile attention over the year, and it only makes us more excited for future work and releases from this community of underground lovers.



Release Date: 7th November

Upcoming Events: Saturday 19th Nov, HUND w/ DJ Tennis &Bassa Clan @ Gilda Music Hall, Vicenza; FB Event

Words by Zac

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