Patsada Records has aimed their house music radar at Sofia, Bulgaria to discover up-and-coming producer Darko Janevski. Born in Macedonia, Darko has previously provided his funky brand of house music for Epoque Music Electronic and on a number of compilations, and these two new cuts for Patsada truly signal a talent on the rise. "Doing It" is a classy house number, building hypnotically over its nearly eight minutes with sharp, rhythmic sounds and filtered vocal loops. This one is perfect for that peak moment in a long after-hours set. "Specimen" follows, delivering a fresh track on a jazzy tip. The drums have a good bit of swing, and a bouncing bass line creates forward motion. Cool chords and vocal snippets further help place the cut firmly in the DJ's queue. As a bonus, Patsada's Miss Mee is on hand for a slammin' remix of "Specimen", adding big stabs and raising the tempo just a tad. Smart rhythmic cut-ups of the spoken vocals and a prominent low end combine in an appealingly energetic mix. It's official: Darko Janevski's new single brings the goods.
Abicah Soul - "This is nice!"
Robbie Hardkiss - "I'm digging that Miss Mee remix. Kinda moody, kinda happy, kinda funky."
DJ Craig C (Pound Boys) - "Some sexy ass deep house … I love the jackin' feel on 'Specimen'."
Giom (Supremus Records / Onethirty) - "The Miss Mee remix is cool."
Inland Knights - "Solid release … loving the groove."
Demarkus Lewis - "Miss Mee rocks it on this remix … lovely drive."
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - "Very cool, raw tracks."
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) - "Wicked release! 'Doing It' is doing just that."
Tommy Largo (Deepjacking Recordings / Guesthouse) - "Great EP!"
Freaky Behaviour (Odour Recordings / Greenhouse) - "'Doing It' is doin' it! Great track."
Ivan Garci (Vlosfer Records / Clinique Sampler) - "'Specimen' is great!"
Jason Hodges (Sampled Recordings) - "The Miss Mee remix is the cut!"
Bart Ricardo (Farris Wheel / Gourmand) - "Great tracks … I'll definitely play these."
Chemars (Ginkgo Music) - "Nice one … will support."
Richie Roberts (The Dance Factory, BBC) - "Great vibe, great build, great climax … sounds perfect to me."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "This is fantastic …it's the sort of stuff that has everyone heads down, grooving as one. Serious tunes."
J. Crocker (HMWK Radio Show) - "Definitely a five star release here. I'm all over this one in every way. And with my favorite neo-soul lady being sampled, i'm crazy on board."