Following on from their 2017 EP Trants (released on their own self-titled label) Irish duo Brame and Hamo treat us to an EP that encompasses disco and deep house — providing three raw cuts that are well equipped for the peak-time hours. The boys from Sligo have been busy since their immensely popular “Ghetto for You” was released in 2015. The track got support from the best in the game, with Bicep and Jackmaster often wheeling it out in their sets.
Club Orange follows the same trend as Trants, with emotive melodies exuded throughout each of the three tracks. Their opener “Roy Keane” pays homage to their home country’s most decorated footballer, but unlike Keane’s playing style, the track is infectiously jolly, and more likely to incite a group hug than a crunching tackle and a red card. The power of the blend between house and disco in this jam is something to behold, and is by far the pick of the bunch. With the addition of a simple yet effective bassline — and pounding, reinforced machine-drums — the accompanying disco elements and soothing vocals combine to make us pine for the summer festival months.
The remaining two tracks are both more driving and crisp than the first, and although admittedly not as strong, they are still therapeutically pleasant and likely to rouse a few keen shazamers. The eerie vocal on “Space Dub” provides an atmosphere to the elusive acid twinges. More subtle and thoughtful than the opener, “Space Dub” should be credited for the extra-terrestrial feel it emits throughout — and its ethereal vocal snippets. The closing track “Club Orange” exemplifies yet more low-acid shimmers, accompanied by a shuddering bassline and some interesting atmospheric and orchestral samples. Whilst the track revels in its simplicity, the listener can’t help but feel slightly short-changed by a slight lack of depth and progression.
The duo’s EP impressively weaves together both disco and deep house elements into a well-constructed three-track series. Whilst its headlining first track will no doubt gather the most attention, the supporting two show the diversity of the Sligo two’s work. This EP guides the listener through a host of emotions, and demonstrates why Brame and Hamo are in demand, and very much on the rise.
You can buy the record here.