Review: Odette – Love Story EP

Odette takes her talents to Still Play Records for the release of her first EP to be committed to wax, Love Story. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight takes a listen to three accomplished tracks.

You know that we have a lot of love for Odette here at The Waveform Transmitter. We’ve followed her since her first release and have always been delighted to hear a new track from the talented Dutch producer. Even more so when we heard that a selection of three of her productions were to be immortalised on vinyl.

Odette’s Love Story has dropped today via Miami imprint, Still Play Records. The three-piece kicks off with a slice of dreamy house music, a sound with which the producer has become synonymous. Saudade comes complete with a booming kick that underpins the track, making it ripe for the club, and features a range of glitched out vocal samples nestled in between some hazy synth swells that scream summer – a refreshing listen on a February Tuesday (here in the UK, at least!).

Sharing the a-side is Boa. Again we enter house-y terrain, for a track that reminded me of Innerzone Orchestra productions, which I assume is partially down to the synthetic organ stabs and skittering top-end percussion. The star of the show, however, is the twinkling flute that pierces through the other elements, albeit for brief interludes.

My favourite track on the EP, which commands the entire b-side, is Vertigo. The bassline alone is enough to make you break out in a blissful grin. This is carnival tackle if ever there was any, and would be perfect on a big fat sound-system. The final two minutes of the track is an absolute beast, playing on the relationship between the already established bassline and a rising synth that arpeggiates beautifully around the mid to top end of the mix.

As always, we have an excellent release from Odette, and the three tracks complement each other perfectly, working up to the ultimate crescendo that rounds off Vertigo. Get this one in your record bag, now.

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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