Houghton Time EP
Mysterious talent Clouds Of Kouros returns to their self-titled imprint to deliver the second EP on the label this April, with three fresh cuts making up their ‘Houghton Time’ EP.
The enigmatic Clouds Of Kouros guise first surfaced in November of 2018, with the debut ‘Reason’s Why’ EP picking up a slew of support from Secretsundaze through to Laurent Garnier and more. Heavily influenced by the early UK rave scene, the project looks set to highlight key early inspirations from within the electronic sphere whilst keeping the focus solely on the music and not the artist behind the project across with each release on the imprint. The latest installment, the ‘Houghton Time’ EP, was written out of frustration after missing last year’s edition of the festival through a last-minute transportation cancellation and in-turn returning to the studio to channel
this frustration into a handful new productions. The result is an impressive fresh three tracker that takes cues from breaks through to deep house and beyond set for release on vinyl only this April.
Title cut ‘Houghton Time’ opens the package with authority as slick breakbeat arrangements combine with menacing basslines and infectious vocal hooks, before ‘Diego’s Groove’ takes things deeper as dubby chords and bright melodies work in tandem. Last up, ‘Just Can’t Hide’ completes the EP in style as the focus shifted towards punchy drum licks, resonant stabs and eerie melodies throughout.