Mat.Joe - Headshop Stories EP
Berlin-based duo Mat.Joe are next to grace Leftwing & Kody’s Lost Records imprint with three dancefloor focused house cuts, including a remix from Waifs & Strays.
Originally from Hannover, Mat.Joe, known individually as Matze and Johannes, have been collaborating for the best part of a decade. With their roots in hip hop, the pair often incorporate the genre into their house productions and are well known for a string of releases on Off Recordings, not to mention Nite Grooves, Electronique and Materialism.
‘Headshop Stories’ is built on prominent kicks and tribal percussion whilst a tantalizing synth operates in the background. Meanwhile, ‘This Is’ melds a groovy bassline with a solid four-four arrangement that incorporates a syncopated stab, before ‘Don’t Move Ma’ exhibits an undulating rhythm with shuffling hats and growling synths. Bristol’s Waifs & Strays have been tapped to remix ‘Don’t Move Ma’, conjuring up a rhythmic rendition abundant with intricate elements that you can’t help but move to.
Mat.Joe ‘Headshop Stories’ EP drops on Lost Records on 7th September 2015.
1. Headshop Stories
2. This Is
3. Don’t Move Ma
4. Don’t Move Ma (Waifs & Strays Remix)