Review: Cromby – Cruising/Gigolo (Unknown to the Unknown) // House

Cromby makes a return to the iconic UTTU imprint with his latest twin-pack; Cruising/GigoloThe Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight takes a listen to two energetic house trax.

Fresh off the back of his performance at Fabric XX: Bicep, wunderkind Cromby heads to the ubiquitous Unknown to the Unknown stable brandishing a double-header loaded with Chi-town goodness. Released on November 8th, Gigolo/Cruising serves up two dancefloor-ready tracks brimming with peak-time energy.

First up is Cruising. The track opens with an insistent high-hat and clap combo, before the dense kick drum swaggers into the mix. A classic house bassline then enters the fray while 808 samples pop off with glorious aplomb, before that delicious acid squiggle makes its presence known. Lush, dreamy pads join the party a third of the way in, lifting the track to euphoric status in an instant. Beautiful stuff.

The flip features Gigolo. Similar in energy to Cruising, the production calls upon classic house sensibilities, with the low-end percs baltering around the mix for a good ole rump-shakin’ vibe. The acid bassline ushers itself in slowly, before exploding into a frantic volcano of little silver box-edness. Lilting key stabs partner up with the 303, while a hissing cymbal ride adds urgency to the track.

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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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