Matthias Fiedler’s imprint Blaq Numbers has been delivering solid raw House records with a particularly experimental forward thinking vibe over the past few months. The label has put out music from the likes of Peter Clamat, Fede LNG, Lootbeg, Ranko, Odysea and Fiedler himself and it’s been already played by german maestro Move D and supported by the likes of Sampling As An Art, Tom Trago, Nachtbraker, Roman Rauch, Mathias Kaden and more. Next month the label presents the first record on the sublabel Whyte Numbers, coming from young producer Interstate. Although the producer is just 17 years old, you won’t find the usual standard House tracks, but an extremely diversified range of influences that makes this EP a gem and Interstate definitely one to watch.
The EP opens with the 808 Miami Bass influenced ‘Gangster Rap’, driven by in your face melodic synths and rapping sampled vocals. The A2 is the monstrous ‘U kno, i kno’, the perfect combination of relentless drum machine grooves, House pads and a constantly changing bassline. Watch out for this one on the dance floor. On the flip side he drops ‘I want this groove to never end’ and we couldn’t agree more with the title: a raw 4/4 straight House beat and a powerful melodic bassline drive this hypnotic floorfiller – fans of Palms Trax will dig this. The EP closes with ’Mind Games’, a Old School inspired gem: the track is permeated by a strong soulful atmosphere, with the twist of the unforgettable vocal sample taken from The S.O.U.L Experience ft. Melvin Canady.