Lauro Martins - Open Doors EP (Not So Fast Records)

Northern California label Not So Fast Records bounces back with a slammin' new release from the Brazilian-born / Golden State-raised Lauro Martins. His Open Doors EP transmits his dark, pounding house music sound out of unsuspecting speakers and confidently onto underground dance floors. Using an array of music hardware – from vintage to new-school synthesizers and drum machines – Lauro has created a trio of gritty, rough-at-the-edges tracks that bristle with tech house energy and deep house grooviness. "Creep & Crawl", "1991", and the EP's title track all convey peak after-hours moments, serving as effective set-builders for tough and tight DJ sessions. NSF label boss Naz and Voluptuous Records' own EZO contribute compelling remixes, offering psychedelic effects and meaty bass lines to augment the originals. It's time to get down.

DJ Heather - "Nice EP!"
Gene Farris - "Good stuff."
Jason Hodges - "'Open Doors' is dope!"
Lupe Fuentes (Inhouse Records) - "Nice!"
Onionz - "The EZO remix of 'Open Doors' is nuclear!"
J-Dub (Farris Wheel) - "Solid transitional little bangers to keep the floor bouncing."
Golf Clap (Country Club Disco / Simma Blac) - "'Creep & Crawl' is a dope track."
Spettro (Get Physical) - "Nice groove on 'Open Doors'."
Martin Villeneuve (Hotfingers / Jungle Funk) - "Nice one!"
Jon Manley (hOUSEwORX Radio Show) - "Banging EP from Lauro Martins … '1991' is the bizzness!"
Greg Eversoul (Elektek / Evasive) - "Nice, bouncing tracks."
Louis Hughes (6th Sense Music) - "A nice solid release here … proper underground house music!"
Harry Avers (Noice!) - "'1991' is great … tools galore on this EP."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Superb EP. The Ezo remix is a bit special with a seriously dark break. Overall, I love the way the EP is aimed at those darker rooms but I can see these working for loads of DJs everywhere."

Available now from Beatport, Juno Download, and iTunes.