Dirt Crew Blow
- Words: Patric Fallon
- Label: Moodmusic
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
With a strong background of early Chicago Warehouse tracks and mid-'90s NYC-inspired house, along with their penchant for U.K. dub-house, Berlin's Dirt Crew has made a sprawling tech-house album with their Moodmusic debut, Blow. The energy and tempo of the record remains constant throughout, but it's the many layers of each composition that help the songs rise and fall as they should. On tracks like "Parade," their ode to classic house, delayed synths skitter around the bouncing basslines as backing vocals float in and out of the song's heavy groove. Dirt Crew has painstakingly produced each element to work in clean, upbeat tandem, and their output glimmers even more brightly around the edges for it.
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