Whiskey Pickle Records welcomes the fresh air of 2015 with its first release of the year, courtesy of Austin, Texas, based producer and visual artist Matteo. A stalwart in the local DJ community, Matteo has been featured on releases from the acclaimed Bush Records and has shared the decks with the likes of Bit Funk, Palmbomen, and Walter Jones, in addition to operating his own events and parties.
Whiskey Pickle is proud to present Matteo’s first artist EP in the form of Lust, which features the masterful vocal talents of J. Burnside plus a sleazy remix from label founder Adam Warped under his kidney-failure-inducing pseudonym Johnny Blackouts. The title track is a slinky, deep number that creates a hypnotic tapestry of chords and arpeggios for J. Burnside’s delicate vocals to flitter upon, while the Johnny Blackouts remix strips the melancholy away to reveal a grimy, acid-fueled workout with a rock-steady beat and dubby low end.
On the B-side action, "Aluminum Blvd" comes crashing in with a rolling bass line, waves of pads, and a chirpy 8-bit synth line that brings the entire affair into prime steppers territory… one for the heads! Wrapping things up nicely is "Poppy", a low slung joint with loads of delayed synth work, dubby vocal snips, and some lovely movement making for a beautiful closer.
Vanilla Ace - "'Lust' will be good for those beach sets."
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - "Lovely and right on time."
Ursula 1000 - "Hot!"
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) - "The original of 'Lust' for me … nice dubby vibes."
Jaymz Nylon - "Great EP … should perform extremely well on the dance floor."
Hard Ton (Gigolo / Permanent Vacation) - "I love the original a lot … groovy stuff."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Very cool sounds here."
Walter Jones (DFA / Under the Shade) - "I like the whole release, but 'Poppy' is my favorite. Very moody."
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Ace stuff. 'Aluminum Blvd' and 'Poppy' are mint."
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit) - "'Aluminum Blvd' is pretty good together with 'Lust'. Lovely stuff!"
Matt Prehn (Oh So Coy / Large Music) - "'Lust' is a summer anthem in the making. Beautiful track … in the bag!"
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Nice funked-out mix from Johnny Blackouts … real deal jam."
Jean Jérome (Radio FG / Kut 'N' Paste) - "Le groove est de retour!"
SimonG (Deep South Audio, New Zealand) - "Smooth seductive chugging beats … eloquently composed."
DJ Schugar (The Infusion Project) - "Great release … the bleeps and bloops make me feel so good!"