As we plunge ever further into the perennial depths of British winter, we have more reason than ever to thank Kerri Chandler and the guys at MadTech for providing the fire we needed to stir us from our festive slumber.
KCMTDL009 is arguably MadTech’s biggest release to date, and showcases future stars Waze & Odyssey at their finest, bringing you their unique style of 90s-influenced garage-house. If this EP is anything to go by, fans should keep their ears firmly on MadTech, it’s rapidly establishing itself at the epicenter of underground House music.
The title track ‘Be Right There’ is a celebration of all things old school, combining that resurgent 90s house beat with chopped vocals that weave seamlessly through vocal melodies. The vocal sample is saturated with nostalgia for House music’s golden era, fusing some of the sounds of New Jersey funk with W&O’s more familiar garage-house style.
For the EP’s B-side, ‘Found the Rhythm’, it sounds like Waze & Odyssey have done exactly that. Again drenched in 90s nostalgia, ‘Found the Rhythm’ displays the duo’s versatility, showcasing their unique, garage-influenced sound. ‘Found the Rhythm’ is upbeat, with punchier synths and blissed-out vocals that build into a tasty, synth-driven 90s House beat.
2013 is shaping up to be another big year for MadTech. Expect EPs from the likes of Citizen (with W&O this time on remix duty), Seb Wildblood and A.Z. & TOR in the not-so-distant future. Similarly, check out Waze & Odyssey’s very own label ‘W&O Street Tracks’, for their latest release, some heavy handed House from Citizen and Ejeca .