Music Review: Revivis - Get Clapped EP [Talman Digital 007]
- Published on Saturday, 07 March 2020 12:14
Among the most popular names in the deep and house (or whatever you call it) scene, there is certainly that of Revivis. Hailing from the UK but now based in Berlin, he has rapidly made a name for himself, releasing his tracks only on the best labels of the scene, including we_r_house, EWax and Druzhba, always focusing on quality than quantity. During these years, he had the chance to show his skills behind the decks at renowned clubs such as Watergate (Berlin), Toffler (Rotterdam) and 93 Feet East (London).
After providing a track for the latest VA compilation, he strikes back on Okain's Talman Records for the 7th chapter of the digital side of the label with the entitled "Get Clapped" EP. This release will be followed by more EPs on EWax, Quality Vibe, Inermu Wax and a 2nd EP on Talman that will all come to light later this year! So you should definitely keep an eye on this guy as did Enzo Siragusa, Djulz, Raresh and Archie Hamilton to name a few.
As the title suggests, "Get Clapped" is about the continuous bounce between straight and clean claps with filtered and crispy ones. This combo creates by itself a significant part of the groove, which is gradually joined by sharp 909 hi-hats, rides, stiff percussions and fist-pumping synths. If it seems to you that every now and then the track is going to stop, it’s just your impression, as it's going to drop again sooner than you think.
Thus, "Acid Drip" kicks on with some lovely deep chords and rolling arpeggiated bassline, allowing for large hats and deft shakers to move freely through the acid lines that infest the whole track, which is enriched by male vocals speech right in the break, without ever being excessive or inappropriate.
Remix duties are entrusted to French house veterans of Politics Of Dancing, who have recently celebrated the 5 years of their own P.O.D. Records label. With their unmistakable gentle touch, they turn "Acid Drip" into a warm house tool which, for its soft and groovy sounds and breezy house groove, can easily be associated with the classic Apollonia stuff. The groove is rich but no showy and the continuous alternation of different delicate pads will definitely make of this one a proper tool for the next summer months.
Closing the EP is "Breech" which is also the track we've decided to premiere. The track starts with solid kick drums and infectious groovy elements joined by 909 airy hi-hats and rampant synths, but it's the wavy bassline the real deal here, which takes the track into the next level. As the time pressure builds, some late-night driving synths make their appearance, adding an extra dose of energy to the superb flowing groove.
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Words by Francesco Quieti