Mak & Pasteman "Chunky"
- Words: Brad Stabler
Mak & Pasteman continues to find different ways to rebuild its collaborative efforts, often culling from opposite eras of house's history and tossing the influences into the same track. From the synth stabs that set the background at the start to the upfront piano that rides it out, "Chunky" surrenders itself to a single old-school hook. But regardless of those blatantly '90s vibes, Mak & Pasteman keeps the track dissonant and forward-thinking throughout. Only a persistent bassline runs counterpoint to the hook, with creative synths and vocal edits sprinkled in the mix to help give "Chunky" a surprising edge. The crew is also prepping a new bootleg 12", which features its versions of Kendrick Lamar's "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right But It's Okay." In true white-label fashion, Mak & Pasteman's record is simply called MAP001, and will appear on May 6.
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