Hot on the heels of the boastfully-titled full-length The Best comes Desert Eagle, Alex Omar Smith's first 12" of 2016. The title track is as bold and brassy as you'd expect from the Detroit producer, with swirling, minor key melodies and woozy chords complimenting swinging machine drums and a deliciously bouncy, suitably tactile synth-bass line. Arguably better is "Cry Me A River", where soulful vocal samples and wonderfully positive melody lines are expertly combined with bumpin', distorted deep house drums. Throw in some sustained note strings and a bustling bassline, and you have another guaranteed floor-filler from the FXHE boss.
Patrick Luca (Saft | Pulp | Born), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Alex Dallas, Thatmanmonkz (Shadeleaf Music), Per Bojsen-Moller, Juno Recommends Deep House, Moscoman For Disco Halal, Petko / Soul Print Recordings, Fabio Monesi (Wilson Records), Agnostic Rhythm, Da GobliNN /Remuted, Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Don Crisp, Sunsiare, Matpat, Askell (BORG LTD), Resident Advisor, Alan Dente, Live Ones, BORG LTD, Shall Not Fade, TAPE_HISS, Thomas Wood, LesYeuxOrange, Tilman
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