Get Physical shines a light on exciting Croatian talents with a fourth EP of local music.
This fantastic EP opens up with Jan Kincl, a multi-faceted Zagreb-born DJ, producer, live act, radio host, promoter, and label owner. He has been shaping his native scene for the last 20 years with music on legendary labels such as Sonar Kollektiv and Far Out. His excellent 'Suede' is a deep house groove with lush synths and jazzy keys that take you to a classy sunset party on the Adriatic sea. Laseech is a younger artist but with an equally important influence thanks to bestselling releases on Lumberjacks In Hell and support from the likes of Soul Clap, Chez Damier, and Horse Meat Disco. His 'Pink Sky' is built on a bubbling, broken house groove cut though with sun-worshipping synths, lush xylophones, and a beautifully warm sense of soul.
Andrea Ljekaj is a multi-award winner with a powerful sound who heads up the Croatia Gets Physical project with A&R and local events. He is working on his debut album, but before that comes 'Fragile,' a masterfully languid, raw track with stumbling drum work, crisp hits, and real synth tension that keeps you locked. DJ Jock has been releasing music since his teenage years and on top techno labels, including Carl Cox’s Intec, Phobia and Suara. He is a techno mainstay who counts Adam Beyer and Carl Cox as fans. Here he serves up the excellent 'Only You Can Make Me High,' a euphoric, hands-in-the-air piano-laced breakbeat anthem that is unashamedly emotional. Finally, Ana Antonova is another Get Physical regular who has been lighting up her native scene as a DJ, producer, and promoter for years. From house to jazz to soul, she does it all. 'Oblo' is perfectly deep and dubby, with deft keys layered into the heavy drums and booming bass to make for a cavernous, all-consuming trip.
EP 4 is a vital collection of tracks that captures the unique essence of Croatia's electronic sound.
Elektor Awards 2022 - best house single
1. Produced, recorded, edited, and arranged by Jan Kincl at Cycle Studio Zagreb. Written by Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie. Keyboards by Regis Kattie. Guitar by Joe Pandur. Flute by Žarko Hajdarhodžić. Flexatone by Ante Matas. Mixed by Jan Kincl (Cycle Studio Zagreb) & Igor Fabris (Fabris Audio Studio Berlin). All rights reserved. © 2021 Get Physical Music