The Akai Samurai Strikes Again EP – Tiptoes
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The Akai Samurai Strikes Again EP – Tiptoes

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The Akai Samurai Strikes Again EP – Tiptoes

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The Akai Samurai Strikes Again EP - Tiptoes

Tiptoes makes a welcome return to SlothBoogie Records with a fresh four-track EP, entitled ‘The Akai Samurai Strikes Again’.

Glasgow’s Tiptoes has long been a respected name in the Scottish electronic music circuit, bringing his eclectic style to the table as a DJ, blending everything from jazz to jungle, house to techno, garage, broken beat and many more genres. His productions are a nod to his many influences and once again with this EP were treated to an amalgamation of sounds.

‘Techno Woo’ leads the way and see Tiptoes embracing a filter house feel, merging a number of choppy funk licks, vocal chants, and bass lines in an ever-unfolding dynamic matter, while dusty drums carry the bouncy groove throughout. ‘Brotherman’ then tips the focus on to soul drenched guitar lines, brass melodies, snaking bass grooves and hypnotic vocal lines alongside loose, swinging percussion.

Opening the flip side is ‘Mars Landings’, embracing a deeper house aesthetic courtesy of hazy Rhodes chords, swelling vocal loops and organic drums before ‘Strings’ rounds things out, as the name would suggest the composition is built around expansive string melodies, gritty bass stabs and sturdy, thunderous drums.

DJ Feedback:

Laurent Garnier – Superb moodyness

Severino – deeeeep

Junior Sanchez – Dope EP!

Gazzzz696 – 4 killers on this amazing release

Riva Starr – Great EP

Sasha – Sleazy

Blond:ish – Peak

Fouk – Yes!! This will be played lots by us we reckon. Super strong EP

Jason Kendig (Honey Sound System) – Killer jams

Chris Brennan – These are all solid AF tunes

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