Andre Pulfer - Frontline (Deft Touch Records)

The third release for the budding Deft Touch Records label comes from young Swiss producer Andre Pulfer. The two track single has a surprisingly well-rooted sound for being the output of a 21-year-old. Though inspired by house music from the ‘old school,’ “Frontline” and “Physical” don’t come off as dated or overly referential … they’re simply characteristic of house music in one if its more effective forms: raw. Floated by a big organ sound, “Frontline” is unapologetically feel good with its energetic vocal parts and precision cut closed hat rhythms. On “Physical,” the percussion and vocals take much the same cue, but the bass comes from a fatter heads-down place, giving the track an undeniable groove. Control center audio snippets bring ‘Houston, we have a problem’ character and humor to the track.

A young producer and label walk into a bar … there’s no joke here folks, strictly dance floor business.

DJ Schwa (Shades of Gray) - “Both tracks are cool!”
Claudio Coccoluto - “Groovin’ and rollin’.”
Abicah Soul - “Love both tracks.”
Hippie Torrales - “Nice and deep.”
Carlo Gambino (Midnight Social Recordings) - “Lovely! Great groove from the off … love the vox stabs and that’s a bass line to cause some damage.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - “Solid brace of tracks here … I will give both a spin, for sure.”
Booker T. (Kings Of Soul / Liquid Sessions) - “Wicked tunes.”
Guy Vercruysse (Furniture Crew) - “Yes! A great pumping vibe with a smooth, deep house flow. Big ups!”
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) - “I like the edgy vibe on both tracks. I’ll play ‘Frontline.’”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Dirty and funky … raw, serious house.”
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings) - “‘Physical’ could do some damage on the floor when played at the right time.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Cracking bass-led vibes here. Both are strong, but ‘Physical’ has a wicked raw feel to it … really nice.”
Russell Deeks (This Is Why We Dance) - “Very solid house vibes.”
LavaLava (Subcity Radio, Glasgow) - “Really enjoying ‘Frontline,’ especially the hard, raw sounding percussion and chopped vocals.”
Sandro Bianchi (Ibiza Sonica) - “Body shakers!”
DJ Lolly (Freek FM) - “Both are proper dance floor tracks … will support!”
Michael Stukes (Mystic Vybes) - “It’s house, baby!”

Available now from Beatport and Juno Download.