A² & Stopouts – Go With The Flo EP (EPHCS001)
With a string of sought after releases since launching last year, London label OPIA are set to debut their sub label, Euphoric State. The London based label have built a solid reputation in a short space of time with 6 releases since 2018, releasing many respected names that position themselves firmly in the underground.
EuphoricState001 is a certain nod to sounds of the past as they call on A² and Stopouts for the inaugural release, known best for their adventures on Alien Recordings in the late 90’s. The ‘Go With the Flo’ EP is the outcome of several studio sessions between 1998 and 2002 at Penthouse Studios (positioned at the top of their parents house).
Opener ‘You Gotta’ picks up the pace from the off, swooshing pads create a dream like state, opposed to the slick drum work involved. Keeping it driving on the A side is ‘Bliss’ pushing tribal drums but elements from the title exist through out.
On the B side ‘Techfest’ comes in more sub heavy, with trance like keys progressing the track, more broken and building compared to the other tracks. Rounding off the Euphoric State launch is ’Suits You’ killer highs, and wavy elastic synths are the flavour here.
The debut from OPIA Records sub label, Euphoric State.