Simina Grigoriu – Edge of the World [Kuukou Records]
Globetrotter producer-DJ and label head Simina Grigoriu unveils Edge Of The World, a crisp and harmonious original construction banded together with three reiterations.
The title track unveils a punchy straight-hitter with a constant array of piercing hi hats atop its eponymous vocal. One made for the highly strained moments of a set, it’s a track that combines dark atmospheres and metallic leads with subtle harmonious undertones.
It’s these harmonic underlayers that the AKA AKA fellows base their remix on. Enhancing the melodic bits and adding oomph with extra zippy pads, not to mention a slow mo-gone-fast forward drop, the result is a mind-bending one.
Nusha brings a minimal flair to Simina’s original, stripping down its elements and rebuilding an imminent groove onset by the way of gloomy vocals and impish percussion.
Housemeister’s perspective appears scintillated and fragmented, with an emphasis on the dance appeal. Bass and percussion come first, followed by a steady lead and minimalist elements heading into a blissed out oblivion.