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Solomun Dance Baby

After three years of releasing 12-inches for the likes of Four:Twenty, liebe*detail, and his own Diynamic imprint, Bosnia-born, Hamburg-based Mladen Solomun unleashes his debut long-player. Overlook the mildly tacky album title (and, indeed, track titles) and Dance Baby is a quality debut that deploys deep-house signifiers with relative subtlety and nuance. Individual tracks seem best when they sound purpose-built to ease into a Ben Watt DJ set (the bubbly opener “Country Song,” the string-embellished “Hypnotize”), but, given a few plays, the album also works as a flowing, coherent whole. It’s not immediately clear why Solomun chose to package the release with a picture of a millipede—perhaps he's suggesting that the music is going to get lots of legs moving.

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