The next release on Double Standard is the sonic love child of Deniz Kurtel, Guti and Gadi Mizrahi. Conceived at the dawn of a new year inside The Marcy Hotel, Brooklyn, ‘The Way I Feel EP’ is slow, instinctive mood music, beautiful in its simplicity.
Floating on a lazy groove, title track ‘The Way I Feel’ sounds like the haze of being in love. Intimate, sexy and deep, the sultry voice of a lover caresses layers of spaced- out beats drifting through low-key piano notes, distorted and interlaced with the woozy bassline.
Flip over to the B-side and the vibe of ‘3am’ is muddier and full of eerie, echoing keys and disembodied vocals. With a bassline raw and impulsive, ‘3am’ is the late night counterpart to the early morning bliss of the A-side. Fluid in motion, light traces of techno slowly filter though the loose percussive rolls in spontaneous unison.
As an integral member of the Wolf + Lamb crew and one-time resident at the label’s creative source – The Marcy, Deniz Kurtel has since evolved into one of house music’s most exciting producers, releasing her dazzling debut album on Crosstown Rebels earlier this year.
Dynamic Argentinian producer Guti is known for his grooving, latin-inspired techno on labels such as Desolat and Supplement Facts but this EP’s trip into more languid territory is a pure expression of the accomplished jazz pianist’s affinity for experimentation.
Through his intuitive operations, Wolf + Lamb and Double Standard label boss Gadi Mizrahi has given a home to a variety of deeper sounds filtered through an alternative vision for house music. ‘The Way I Feel EP’ is Double Standard at its unadulterated, sensual best.