Who’s ever said 'no' to a healthy house music chugger? San Francisco's DJ M3 sure hasn’t, and his new Statches & Glasses EP reaffirms this through a three track selection that packs a killer bounce per ounce. All of these cuts are certifiably tech-infused, but with plenty of acid, funk, and soul elements to impart a strong dose of groove. This dance robot is also part human.
“Best of Me“ excites straight from the get-go with a no-nonsense acid riff and soulful vocal snippets that are reminiscent of the high-energy days of rave. “Girl Doesn’t Mess Around” is a sonic chameleon so versatile, it achieves the rare ability to serve as a strong building block for a set while still pumping perfectly at peak time to keep the vibe alive. Rhythmic variations in “Beats & Bones” should keep the dance floor on its toes as the track delivers a genuine good old-fashioned booty shake.
All in all, the Staches & Glasses EP is simply a musical mirror of DJ M3’s dance floors over the years and transmits the maxim that, above all else, dance music can still be a lot of fun.
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) - "A really good release, and it's great to have dub mixes for all three tracks."
Alexander Robotnick - "Excellent."
Jelo (Bugeyedrecords) - "'Beats & Bones' is super fun. I love the transitions."
Larry Tee - "I love this!"
Rory Hoy (Howlin' Records / Super Hi-Fi) - "'Best Of Me' is a cool tune!"
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Wicked vibes. I'm all over the dubs here, 'Girl Doesn't Mess Around' in particular."
Tommy D Funk (Good For You Records / DJ Times) - "I'm loving this classy EP … like some quality '90s house. Dope!"
DJ Aldrin (One With Music, Singapore) - "I'm digging 'Girl Doesn't Mess Around'."
Bing Ang (East End, Shanghai) - "A solid release … this will definitely keep the floor busy."
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show) - "I like the '80s and acid influences in 'Girl Doesn't Mess Around' and 'Beats & Bones' is definitely a banger. These tracks are built for the big systems."
Tariq Ziyad (Nu Urban ERA) - "Proper house music rooted in the best of the old school sound."
Velanche (Urban Landscapes Radio Show) - "Party tunes, for sure. I will add one of these to my next mix!"