DJ Psychiatre - Different Philosophies EP [Pink 12" Vinyl]
Release Date: 21st May 2021
After the hugely successful Never Complain EP on Lost Palms, it's no surprise to see purveyor of French groove DJ Psychiatre back for another disc on Shall Not Fade, adding his name to the Seasons Series collection. Expect exquisitely produced house for both day and night, with a splash of rave-influenced heat.
Different Philosophies EP hits like classic house music but breaks rigid conceptions of genre. The title track is a punchy percussive number texturised with hand drum samples that pair imperceptibly with a deep electro melody. "Just Here To Get Ya" opens out with swirling pads but hits hard with a sidewinding bassline in another icy space age cut. Closing out the A-Side, the jazzier "Fantasies" serves up grooving melody and popping ear candy to tease the ear, holding you in a hypnotic haze.
Onto the B-side and a beat you can feel in your chest lets you know "Summer Hit Ready" means business. The tense stabs and half-hidden vocals before the drop give high drama, making way for classic house piano. If the record started with day party energy, this one is straight from the darkness of the rave. More chilled out B2 "Drifting" creeps up subtly to a pulsing 303 roller that builds momentum for the record closer; all raw breakbeats and atmospheric vocal clips, "Time To Go Home" opens into a thoughtful, bass-driven centrepiece that calmly winds down the EP.
a1. DJ Psychiatre -Different Philosophies
a2. DJ Psychiatre - Just Here To Get Ya
a3. DJ Psychiatre - Fantasies
b1. DJ Psychiatre - Summer Hit Ready
b2. DJ Psychiatre - Drifting
b3. DJ Psychiatre - Time To Go Home