Following critical mass around the forTunea vinyl release of Klaus Benedek's Exhausted EP, the Austrian label has now released its digital version. Leading track “Calm Before the Storm” is a 9-minute magic carpet ride weaving plush deep house rhythms with breakbeat underpinnings as a hand drum-laden slow percussive build gives way to a smooth string chorus. The original Benedek track “Still Daydreaming” is re-imagined by MPC wizard Roman Rauch (Philpot, Quintessentials, Secret Crunch, Tenderpark) with hard-edged minimal syncopation, while the EP’s title track “Exhausted” bounces with a hypnotic filtered hookline to plunge the listener from new depths to unmatched heights.
Benedek’s “Exhausted” is replete with dance-worthy hooks sure to be a lethal weapon in any DJ arsenal. Give it a spin and add it to your stockpile of house music slayers.
DJ Harri (Sub Club) – “I’m liking these. Will play and support.”
Mat.Joe (Mother Recordings) – “Dope!”
Tensnake (Defected) – “Lovely pack, thanks!”
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Recordings) – “Amazing! I will support all 3 tracks.”
Loz Goddard - (Kolour Music) – “The Roman Rauch Remix of Still Daydreaming will definitely get some use from me.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House Web Zine) – A very mesmerizing gem.”
Dean Facer (Resident Advisor) – “All three tunes are amazing!”
Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House) – “Calm Before the Storm is super nice!”
Dr. Best (Radio Z – Germany) – “Exhausted is my favorite here, nice tune.”
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show – Perth) – “Deep, dreamy house. I love it!”
Simon Off aka Sun People (Sub FM) – “Great release! I love the broken beat vibes of Calm Before the Storm. I’ll play this in my sets and on the radio show.”