Karmaloft Music has enlisted the seasoned Belgian house music duo Leach & Lezizmo for its latest release, the Neon Nights EP. Consisting of Pat Lezizmo and Steven Sterk (AKA Leach), the pair specialize in a melodic, cleanly produced deep house sound with touches of nu-disco and balearic vibes. With previous releases for the likes of Conya and Emerald & Doreen, Leach & Lezizmo really strut their stuff on this latest four tracker. "I Can't Believe" opens the EP with a moody after-hours feel, propelled by big pads, haunting vocal snips, and a hypnotizing bell line. The following track, "Love", opens up the duo's palette with an uplifting, soulful vocal hook over a lovely piano melody and a groovy bass counterpoint. "Switching Lanes" does just that, as the cut has a tighter rhythmic feel than the others, but still showcases Leach & Lezizmo's ear for melody. A hip-house style vocal appears, offering a fun surprise for the dance floor. "Neon Nights" then gives the EP its most dramatic moment, as its growling bass line, frantic hand percussion, and huge melodic lines combine in a classic big room nightclub recipe. Leach & Lezizmo's Neon Nights EP is indeed a solid house music release with far-reaching appeal.
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West) - "Great music … well done!"
Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1 / Dance Anthems) - "'Neon Nights' is cool."
Fine Cut Bodies (Biscuit Real / Chi Recordings) - "Nice, deep, and groovy."
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "'Love' goes from great tension in the intro to a cool electro house bass."
Ciappy DJ (Tony Records / Universe Media) - "'Switching Lanes' for me! Nicely done."
Myxzlplix (Subdivisions Global Radio) - "I'm really digging this release. Great sounds and arrangements here … quality tracks ready to be played."
DJ Naz (Buddha Bar) - "It's so refreshing to hear this lovely, warm, and deep set of tunes."
Mauricio Aviles (Movido / Loveslap!) - "Nicely produced deep house."
DOMINIK Berlin (Drumzone Records / Deepindub) - "'Neon Lights' is a perfect deep house track. Nice bass line."
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective) - "Nice deep and melodic tunes."
DJ Di Costa (MoodyLushious Influences Radio Show) - "Dope pack of treats by Pat and Steven. Quite intriguing stuff in terms of variety. Diggin' it all but particularly into 'Neon Nights' … a remarkable gem."
xyddhartha (Digital Gathering Radio Show, India) - "It's a new kind of progressive sound."
Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel Radio Show) - "A great and well-rounded EP. The track 'Love' is my favorite."