Max Jacobson & Dave Powers - Feel Factory EP (Fresh Meat Records)

Paying homage to the hypnotic groove….

After a brief hiatus, Fresh Meat Records is back. The Feel Factory EP is by new breed Chicago producers Max Jacobson and Dave Powers.  Max has been DJ’ing around town at some of our favorite spots and organizes undergrounds and private afterhours.  David, a professional musician and music instructor also DJs, throws parties and performs live with his jazz trio.  Max and David’s songs are out on Akbal Music, Klectik, and Fade, and they have forthcoming releases on Tanzbar Musik / Workbench and Snubb Records.  The Feel Factory EP's title track is slow-burning and earthy with great changes.  “Don’t Let It" combines Powers’ jazz licks with an elegant classic U.S. house groove.  The last two tracks get more psychedelic.  For their first remix in years, Nathan Drew Larsen and Mazi work the machines over “Don’t Let It,” adding tape echoes, MPC programming, a string machine and other vintage synths.  The EP ends with “Dos”, a tracky cut with a low vibe and warehouse rhythms.  We think this is future house that knows its history. 

Chris Gruber - “Nice EP. Hard to say which track is the best one. Will play for sure.”
Elef - “Really feelin’ both ‘Don’t Let It’ mixes. Hot stuff once again delivered by the FM HQ!”
Three - “Great stuff guys. ‘Feel Factory,’ Nathan and Mazi’s remix, and ‘Dos’ are all in the box. ‘Dos’ is uber deep in such a class way.”
Alex Flitsch (Connaisseur) - “Elegant release. I really like ‘Dos.’”
D’Julz - “Sick remix. Lovely old school vibe and dope bass line.”
Catz n Dogz - “Drew Larsen & Mazi remix is really good! Reminds me about the good old dayz.”
Florian Kruse - “This is the true Fresh Meat sound! Really digging all tracks here. Big fan of those chords.”
Kate Simko - “Go Max and Dave Powers! Great bass line in ‘Feel Factory,’ will be supporting these fresh Chicago talents for sure!”
Deepchild - “Fresh Meat can do no wrong! This is pure, uncut booty-burger with a crispy side order of win-sauce smothered in sexx-fries!”
Giom - “Nicely done as usual. Definitely liking all these.”

Available now from Beatport.