Abdul Raeva – Passion de la Passion (PE013) (Repress)
Estonian duo Abdul Raeva kick things off for Physical Education in 2023. Marking the label’s first release of this year, Passion de la Passion is a four-track excursion into the outer realms of tech house, acid and everything in between.
The Caballero Thrust Programme initiates proceedings, doing exactly what it says on the tin. Much like a rocket launching, tribal drums open into a slinky synth pattern, before acid-flecked pulses take us deep into starry, spaced-out territories.
Karima’s Duff Duff is of a similar ilk, rolling with a telltale rhythm. Techy, synthy
and built for the late night hours, we journey through celestial bleeps at pace, opening the door for Ooga Booga Acid Time.
In six and a half minutes, the pair leave few prisoners in their wake, dishing up a racey tech-driven number that’s packed full of punchy percussive groove.
Finally, Hard Discount Primitivo brings us back down to Earth. Minimal-leaning, with an old school house touch, echoing vocals shimmer whilst whip-like kick-hat combos march on, forming a clear-cut slice of club-ready dancing material.
COMING SOONLabel: Physical Education