Hot on the heels of the successful first edition of Orbiter I comes Orbiter II, a second Various Artists EP that showcases both newcomers and established label acts alike. This time out, Super Flu, Nico Cabeza, Anek and Chris Wood & Meat all step up to the plate and impress with their essential contributions.
German duo Super Flu go first with a debut track on this label after many great EPs on others like Hommage, Monaberry nd Traum. Their ‘Do Ex’ is seven supple and seductive minutes of modern house music with steamy female vocals and a fat bassline that will make any ‘floor bounce. Next comes another label debutant, Nico Cabeza, a new school Italian talent who impressed with his first EP on Tronic earlier in the year. His ’Rocambolesco’ is a stripped back and eerie roller with sci-fi chords and undulating drums that really casts a hypnotic spell on all who hear it.
The third top track comes from the talented pair of Denise and Karina Jensen aka ANEK, who are a key part of VIVa MUSiC and make their debut here in style. Their ‘Work My Body’ is a turbocharged tech cut with drilling bass, skewed synth textures and sweeping filter that is dynamic and restless and brilliantly physical. Lastly, Moon Harbour associates Chris Wood & Meat link up once more for their terrific track ‘That’s Fresh’. They layer up loose hits and whacked out drums with soul drenched pads to make for a bristling groove that cannot fail to get under the skin.
One again here old and new artists all come correct with four fantastic cuts that fit nicely into the Moon Harbour canon at the same time as pushing new ground.
1) Super Flu - Do Ex
2) NicoCabeza - Rocambolesco
3) Anek - Work My Body (Editor’s Pick)
4) Chris Wood, MEAT - That's Fresh