Boomkat Product Review:
Sometimes its hard to differentiate between all these faceless techno/minimal/house twelves that come in every week, but Karaoke Kalk's "Kalk Pets" imprint has sort of established its own signature sound with a reliable blend of Detroit-ish melodies and a more European club construction. The label's Cologne roots no doubt help in this endeavour, and Rome's Mario Masullo seems to have stepped into the brief perfectly, with "Harmonic Steel" opening the twelve with thick rays of melodic splendour and robust drums fit for the most glamorous Berlin warehouse sessions. "Egokiller" on the flip is a more slinky affair, a House template providing direction for the shuffling drums and a vaguely Minimal sound palette, a nice bouncy bassline keeping the transitions the right side of crowdpleasing. Good stuff from this always reliable imprint - check!