Matt Tolfrey - Hashtag EP
DJ and producer Matt Tolfrey is set to release a four track EP this November via Kaluki Muzik, featuring two original productions and remixes from Mihalis Safras and AJ Christou.
With an impressive back catalogue featuring releases on Elrow, Material, No.19 Music and of course his own Leftroom, Matt Tolfrey has garnered a reputation as an open minded artist with the ability to both read and lead a crowd. After his first remix as a solo act appearing on KLM001 and more recently contributing a remix to Francisco Allendes’ ‘Tirana EP’, Tolfrey returns to Manchester’s Kaluki Musik with his own ‘Hashtag EP’. Remixes come from two highly respected label owners, Greece’s Mihalis Safras, who’s gained notoriety for his work on Material and AJ Christou, well known for helming esteemed imprint Celesta Recordings.
‘Hashtag’ hits hard with a powerful kick and a grooving low-end underpinning hooky vocal cuts, rave influenced melodies then provide variation to make the track a robust dance floor cut. AJ Christou’s take on ‘Hashtag’ follows, retaining the high-energy focus with exciting cymbal work, clean bass hits and airy atmospheres while also adding his own transitional flare to create intensely satisfying build ups and breakdowns.
An elastic bass hook, crisp percussion and chopped vocal samples drive underneath enticing mid-range motifs and rolling claps to create mesmerising rhythms in ‘Big Things feat. Kaz’ next, before Mihalis Safras’ take on the track provides impactful low-end, sharp percussion and reverberating vocal licks to close the release.
Matt Tolfrey’s ‘Hashtag EP’ drops on Kaluki Musik on 10th November 2017.
2. Hashtag (AJ Christou Remix)
3. Big Things feat. Kaz
4. Big Things feat. Kaz (Mihalis Safras Remix)