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REVIEW: Amateur Dance - Love System EP out on Anjunadeep

Making his full label debut, we welcome Australian producer Amateur Dance aka Joseph Cookson to Anjunadeep with four fresh deep cuts in 'Love System EP'; his first label outing earlier this year with a highly rated remix of Way Out West's 'Tuesday Maybe'. 

The EP opens with melodic groover 'Dreamhack', before drifting into title track and laid back house gem 'Love System'. Followed by 'You Give Me Butterflies', another nostalgic late-night cut. In keeping with the dreamy atmospherics of the first three productions, Cookson rounds off the EP with a more reflective moment in 'I Lost (Your) Touch'.  

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Amateur Dance - Love System EP[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]One of my favourite Anjunadeep discovery is the brilliant Amateur Dance who is a natural born electronic music producer. His fantastic Love System Ep is his introduction to the world of Anjunadeep. It includes his already released You Give Me Butterflies that we have positively praised in the review of the Explorations 2 EP and the rest of the tracks are on the same high calibre. Dreamhack is moving between dream house, electronica and melodic house with a very cinematic intro with siren like line plus some vocal chops. The emotional synths along with the percussion are introduced  next and the nice hypnotic groove and attractive for the ear rhythm are established while on top comes the spoken vocal sample. Eyes are closed, ears wide open and the disco flavoured line pushes the proceedings forward while the breakdown is infused with vintage piano theme that is repeated over and over again. Love System continues on the melodic deep house direction with some dark moody basslines, great percussion, happy colourful synthy lines, spoken vocal samples and piano repeated themes. Spacey atmosphere and sounds from outer galaxy makes this record perfect for astronaut soundtrack in their long days in space. Lastly I Lost (Your) Touch is the very sensual cut as it starts with nice strings, vocal snippets, drums and dark old school raw deep bassline along with the driving beat. Vocal samples along with singing ones are merged while the track gets more fat with additional relaxing chill out sounds and even some old school break beat before the very sensitive breakdown commences and adds to the incredible atmosphere. 4 tracks for home and club listening to support group therapy sessions on any dancefloor. #PureGold Love it [/content]

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