RSTRCTD – Existence EP [Plus Plus]
If you’ve been paying attention to dance music this year, you’d know smooth house music is kind of a big deal. From the very Disclosure’s massive debut album Settle to Duke Dumont’s hit single “Need U (100%),” the groovier vibes are definitely the thing now in dance music.
With that being said, you guys should add the newly formed due RSTRCTD (pronounced “Restricted,” a-la MSTRKRFT) to the list of house artists you should check out. They just released their debut EP Existence on the label Plus Plus, and it’s fuckin’ smooth.
RSTRCTD is comprised of Daniel Hoogerwerf and Leslie Brohm, friends that met back in 2000. After a few musical projects here and there, RSTRCTD was born, with “the concept evolved into a new “less-is-more” approach. The styles were brought down to a single blend of funk, deep-and tech house,” as they so describe themselves.
Their debut EP features two originals: “Roots” and “Someone.”
During their making , each track had a given intention: “Roots” was meant to be a smooth, loungy tune, while “Someone” would be the kind of track that would make it’s way to clubs. With “Roots’” relaxing grooves and smooth rhythms and “Someone’s” prominent chords and heavy drum work, it definitely sounds like each track ended up the way they wanted.
The release is also loaded with three remixes: John Mörk’s remix of “Roots” slows things down for an even more relaxing feel, Alinka’s “Acid Trip” remix, well, does as the name implies quite well and EchDroides’ “Vintage Makeover” of “Someone” takes it to a whole different, indie perspective.
Listen and cop these tunes bellow!
RSTRCTD – Existence EP [Plus Plus]: Beatport