Premiere: Charlie Banks – Whip It [Tamango Records]

Tamango Records starts 2023 with four versatile originals by Disculture label founder Charlie Banks (PIV, MicroHertz). Hailing from London, Charlie has established himself as one of the hottest underground minimal/house rising acts with a distinctive, groovy and edgy sound. And that’s what his ‘Second Attempt’ EP is all about.

Things immediately get rolling with ‘Second Attempt’, sailing the jungle with lively conga loops, catchy vocal chops, and curious animal noises. Alternatively, ‘Go The Distance’ covers more UK territories via stripped-back, breakbeat rhythms, garage basslines, and big fat old-school drums, whilst ‘Whip It’ keeps the mainroom vibes going with pulsating low-ends, housey pads, and an irresistible funky pace. Rounding off the EP is ‘Ride Across The Park’: some warm-up & after-hours affairs here thanks to warm, mellow pads and an overall lovely deep flavour.

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