Family Friendly [DH011]

by Extra

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Following up on his track "Jasso", featured on our Rude Haus 2012–Forever compilation, Edmonton's Extra graces the label with his Family Friendly EP. Full of precision percussion work and undeniable grooves informed by a decade-long DJ career — many at the helm of Edmonton's stellar REFUGE events — Family Friendly is a seamless mix of house and techno that we are very excited to bring to the booth and the dance floor.

"No Life" starts off the EP with a healthy dose of Chicago influenced house flavor, as synths roll and build around the track's signature vocal snippet and staccato plucks. Fast forward a few hours later when most of the lights are off and the function is jumping and you arrive at "Something About It" — shimmering highs swirl around as the low-end gives the system a work out, and an arpeggiated lead beckons the freaks to the floor. Rounding out the release is the Autobahn-ready "Furthest Outpost", a true techno stomper that howls and flutters as mechanical drums tick along like a finely tuned engine.

First up on remixes — Edmonton’s Eidolon reshapes "No Life" into a slightly heavier cut, reworking the vocal and weaving it amidst newly crafted shapes. Drama Hands regular Gumsmile flips "Something About It" into stripped down club track, with hard thudding drums and his signature skittering percussion work, while techno duo Lamer filter "Furthest Outpost" through a lens of tasteful 90s nostalgia while keeping the driving energy of the original intact.

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