This is the debut EP from Sydney based electronic musician Love Deluxe, but it is a decidedly sure footed opening gambit. The sound is typified by disco house grooves, layers of synths and a decidedly retro feel to the production that manages to avoid feeling cheesy or dated.
The opening number, Cool Breeze Over The Mountains, is propelled along by a stomping drum beat and blessed with squelchy synth lines that equate to a fairly simple yet enjoyable track. However the stand out number of the EP is actually the remix of that same song, which is stripped back and given a funky bass line and rhythm guitar parts that lift the tune to be something truly remarkable. The octave bass parts and ‘80s synth sound take the retro feel of the original one step further, and in a good way.
Similarly, the title track sounds as if it should be played over the closing credits of a Miami-based buddy cop comedy from 1986. The use of panning and reverb help to create a sense of space and there is enough variation in the drums to keep thing propelling forward for its four-minute duration. If you’re a fan of disco and groove-based electronic music then check for Love Deluxe as hopefully this is just the beginning.
Written for Beat Magazine.