16 Bit Lolitas – Beat Organ EP
After four years away, 16 Bit Lolitas, the duo behind Anjunadeep classics like “Nobody Seems To Care” and “Murder Weapon,” return to the label with the ‘Beat Organ EP.’ Featuring three tracks harnessing the atmospheric, emotive sound they made their names with, the ‘Beat Organ EP’ sees Ariaan and Peter bring a refined, contemporary edge to proceedings.
The title track “Beat Organ” builds subtly before melodic stabs make way for an insistent bassline groove. Tripped out soundscapes rise and rise in an almost euphoric breakdown, eventually unfolding back into the huge, bouncing bassline.
“From Far Away” takes a more restrained approach, ebbing and flowing for almost ten minutes in what is a genuine epic build. Combining many of the hallmark elements of progressive house at its peak, with the current wave of melodic deep house, “From Far Away” is a hypnotic ride through dark, moody melodies and delicate sonic textures, culminating in an anthemic final breakdown.
Rounding off the EP in energetic fashion is “Friendly Neighbor,” built around another rolling bass heavy groove, brought together with rich melodies, interlocking textures and warm, feel-good atmospherics. All in all, the ‘Beat Organ EP’ is an assured comeback, and a prime example of the progressive revival slowly beginning to take shape on dancefloors across the US and Europe alike.