Review: Telonius – Old Toy EP

Telonius – Old Toy (excerpt)

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Telonius – Old Toy (Dub) (excerpt)

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Telonius – Old Toy (Ricardo Baez Remix) (excerpt)

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Telonius – Old Toy (Stefano Ritteri Remix) (excerpt)

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Listening to ”Old Toy” makes it clear that house is here to stay. The original is packed with energy and grooves like hell. The female chopped-up vocal might be considered a bit cheesy, but you can’t deny it’s catchiness. The original track clearly reaches to what I like to call a Hed-Kandi kind of sound: smooth, groovy, warm vocalistic music with a distinct sexy edge to it. The remix by Stefano Ritteri takes the vocal-chopping even further, creating a long and steady buildup kind of track which actually doesn’t release at all.

It’s a perfect tune for keeping the energy on the dancefloor at a constant level and is a lot more dark-colored than the original. The last track, a remix by Ricardo Baez, isn’t very special in my honest opinion. It sounds like a rearrangement of the original with a few minor changes. But the mixing is done quite properly which makes up a bit for it’s lack in originality. My pick is the original track because of it’s appealing arrangement and warm organ groove.