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Thursday, May 23 2013 | 06:31
Image: 1579539 Third release on the Black Ops sub label the SLEAZYBEATS crew... After taking care of the inaugural release for the label in 2012, talented Mr. La Desh makes a welcome return to the Black Ops fold with his 'Rebound Round EP', the third emission of this fledgling Sleazy Beats offshoot.

Over the past years the elusive Dutch producer has been crafting a real sound of his own, fusing ambient soundscapes, elements of disco and ethnic grooves, wrapped in a blanket of warm drums, swirly pads and moody synth lines to great effect, as aptly demonstrated on this new twelve.

The A side is reserved for 'In The Back', a hypnotic excursion through dusty beatdown basement house grooves with crisp drums and an ever so slight hiphop sway. Ben La Desh keeps building on those sleazy wobbly grooves, subtly layering new elements and melody lines that all come together in a blissful finale. On the flip, BLD pays hommage to his African roots (he was born and raised in Benin). Escape Route offers up earthy and emotive rhythms backed with African chanting and timbale percussion. A lovely deep cut that wouldn't seem out of place on a haunting movie score, yet has enough drive and oomph to also do serious damage on discerning dancefloors.

Rounding out the release is Bohicon Bossa, a track that gently blends favela flavors with a killer midtempo groove and mad amounts of bottom end, complete with peaks and valleys of winding muted trumpet snips accosting a humming bassline and male vocal.

The Rebound Round EP is a showcase of a producer on top of his game and comfortable with exploring and incorporating new sounds and influences into his music, making this another timeless outing from the elusive Dutch producer.


A. In The Back
B1. Escape Route
B2. Bohican Bossa Available from 03.05.2013
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