Just in time to join in another Miami attack by the Rebels crew, Maceo Plex delivers two prime cuts, showcasing his undeniable gift for seductive grooves. Aptly named ‘Frisky’, Maceo is clearly gearing up for the party/mating season with this next installment on Crosstown Rebels.
Title track ‘Frisky’ has all the flair of a Maceo floor burner, destined to warm bodies as the night draws in and set the mood for fun and friskiness. With a sprinkling of classic Maceo dust over the mid-tempo chugging groove, the bassline rumbles below that well renowned funk and there’s no doubt Maceo’s reign over slinky hypnotic house is set to continue.
Continuing in the smokey house vein but lifting the tempo for the later crowd, ‘Sex Appeal’ is another ode to the fairer members of the species and injects a little romance into the more bumping slice of Maceo gold on offer here. A dose of acid and a breakdown and slow build of shooting synths until the melodic bassline drop is sure to raise the roof (terrace).
There’s no question that Eric Estonel aka Maceo Plex is one of the most in-demand figures in dance music. Finding a balance between a hectic touring and production schedule Eric hides out at his tranquil base in Valencia, Spain but when it comes to the business – Maceo just keeps bringing it and his bag of soul-filled grooves to the party –notching up fans across the board, from BBC Radio 1 DJs to DC10 revelers. As well as keeping up the success of his flourishing Ellum Audio imprint, a highly anticipated second artist album is due out on Crosstown Rebels in the autumn.