版权所有：Hypercolour – HYPE027
来自英伦优秀的二人电子乐团古菲阿曼达（Groove Armada）由Tom Findlay及Andy Cato组成，从98年出道至今发行过5张专辑，全球销量超过160万张，他们推出的每张专辑都能震撼欧美乐坛甚至连巴西著名肥皂剧也使用他们的歌曲作主题曲，在亚洲地区也有不少电子乐迷为之疯狂。
GA的最新EP，是一张非常地道的Tech House，其实GA也好久没有做这样的音乐了，喜欢Minimal/Tech House的朋友这张单曲绝对是可以收下的！
Andy Cato and Tom Findlay have, of course, long swapped the warehouse for the stadium. Since 1999′s breakthrough Northern Star LP, the house-leaning pair have ascended into the production big-league. Their Lovebox brand, meanwhile, has blossomed into one of the summer’s biggest festival fixtures.
Still, despite all the spoils, the pair have devoted the bulk of their efforts this year to courting the underground. Cato has been frank about wanting to downsize for a while, and April’s No Knock EP, released on relatively minor imprint Hypercolour (previously home to Huxley and Maya Jane Coles) showed the pair walking the walk. A well-drilled and surprisingly focused collection of sinewy house music, it proved that Groove Armada can shift gear as well as units.
Clearly content operating on a smaller stage, Cato and Findlay will drop another Hypercolour EP next week. More so than its predecessor, No Ejector Seat is a reverential set, darting from acid house pastiche (‘Always Take Me Higher’) to Chi-town homage (‘Chicago Chicago’). The tactile ‘Don’t Take Your Love Away’ also gets its own ’92 Mix’, which nods towards rave without quite giving it the full Zomby. Despite the nostalgic tics, it’s far from predictable – just check out the twist ending on opening track ‘Activate My Heart’.
FACT have an exclusive stream of the six-track EP below. No doubt Groove Armada will be reclining in their Lear Jets before too long, but, for now, it’s great to have them back.
01. Activate My Heart (Original Mix)
02. Always Take Me Higher (Original Mix)
03. Chicago Chicago (Original Mix)
04. Don't Take Your Love Away (Original Mix)
05. The Vicksburg Cut (Original Mix)
06. Don't Take Your Love Away (92 Mix)