'House Cut 1' EP

by Data Transmission

Here at Data Transmission we’ve long been fans of Josh Wink’s Ovum imprint, with Papa Wink’s seal of approval always being a hallmark of quality productions as we discussed when we interviewed him a short while back. So for an artist to release four times on Ovum they must be doing something more than right in the studio as his evidenced by MANIK’s fourth offering to the label which maintains the high quality we’ve come to expect from an artist who is comfortably at the top of his game right now.
Entitled the ‘House Cut 1’ EP, the release is aptly named as it serves up a trio of raw, chunky, house-influenced cuts which vary in style and function. The title track serves as a perfect introduction to the EP with a delicate synthline floating over a 4/4 beat laced with staccato clap rushes and ride cymbals. The second track then takes us into tech-house territory as chords shimmer over a pulsating and relentless bassline and 808 cowbells ring out alongside hi-hats to deliver an acid enthused edge.

The EP then closes with a less climatic, melodic number in ‘Finch’ which serves as an hypnotically analogue end to proceedings with warm arpeggiated synths and orbiting claps firmly being order of the day. An atmospheric finish to an extremely versatile EP; there’s undoubtedly something for everyone in this package.

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Here at Data Transmission we’ve long been fans of Josh Wink’s Ovum imprint, with Papa Wink’s seal of approval always being a hallmark of quality productions as we discussed when we interviewed him a short while back. So for an artist to release four times on Ovum they must be doing something more than right in the studio as his evidenced by MANIK’s fourth offering to the label which maintains the high quality we’ve come to expect from an artist who is comfortably at the top of his game right now.
Entitled the ‘House Cut 1’ EP, the release is aptly named as it serves up a trio of raw, chunky, house-influenced cuts which vary in style and function. The title track serves as a perfect introduction to the EP with a delicate synthline floating over a 4/4 beat laced with staccato clap rushes and ride cymbals. The second track then takes us into tech-house territory as chords shimmer over a pulsating and relentless bassline and 808 cowbells ring out alongside hi-hats to deliver an acid enthused edge.

The EP then closes with a less climatic, melodic number in ‘Finch’ which serves as an hypnotically analogue end to proceedings with warm arpeggiated synths and orbiting claps firmly being order of the day. An atmospheric finish to an extremely versatile EP; there’s undoubtedly something for everyone in this package.