Label boss Schtu returns to Casomat with the ‘Maltese EP’, two original tracks plus a remix by Italian producer Aldebaran, coming fresh off the back of EPs on ISOLATE and Sum Over Histories.
The title track ‘Maltese’ is a bit of a throwback to some of last decade’s classics when melody was still king, proving once again that all you really need to take the dancefloor by storm is a strong groove, the right chord sequence and a killer lead synth. Just the right combination to tickle the eardrums and get the body moving.
‘Jaipur’ takes things a whole lot deeper and caters arguably more to the thinkers than the dancers, with its complex & varying arrangement and meticulous attention to sound design being the prevailing characteristics. Still, a healthy dose of Schtu’s signature harmonic simultaneity is to be expected throughout.
Rounding out the EP is a remix by Aldebaran, who burst onto the scene in 2018 and in less than 4 years has already released on the likes of Innervisions, Kompakt, Diynamic, Afterlife and pretty much every other big player that you can think of. He turns Maltese into a hectic, driving beast – layers upon layers piling up yet somehow simultaneously remaining perfectly clear, each one occupying its own little corner of the sonic landscape.