Sweely – Private Navigation EP – 12″ (BSU003)
Butter Side Up Records keeps up its early momentum with another standout EP, this time from Parisian beat maker Sweely. Of course, the 12″ once again comes with artwork by Sophie Doulala and expertly explores a mix of heady and spaced out grooves.
William Montana is right at the vanguard of the current French scene. Blurring the lines between minimal, electro and house for the last few years, he has been installed as resident at the cult Parisian club Concrete and has previously impressed with releases on the likes of Lobster Theremin, Negentropy and Automatic Writing. This latest outing marks another tasteful step up.
Opener He’s Mine has a slick and squelchy bassline carrying crisp broken beats off into the cosmos. It’s a journeying track that really takes you somewhere. Next up, the Girls Are Watching is a rubbery minimal pumper with buoyant kicks and warped, tripped out synths that bring brilliantly off-kilter feelings.
The flips side features the hard hitting title track – a driving fusion of electro sound designs, propulsive drum work and a killer baseline that burrows deep. Last of all, Hotel Corsica zones you out with dreamy pad work. Icy and slippery hi hats add to the late night atmosphere while withering chords bring the warmth.
Private Navigation is an EP prime for plenty of classy dance floor adventures.