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Imran Khan - Comme Ca (SEV014)

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Imran Khan - Comme Ca (SEV014)

The final track on Imran Khan's new release feels less like a functional check up on the down-tempo, intelligent house that's shaking London these days, and more like a journey. The Empty Spaces rework, provided by Rico Casazza pulls you along on a journey, almost as though you are running from alien-creatures through a dark, dystopian forest, as pulsating bass and industrial flecks flash overhead.

It's released by Seva Records, a label run by Gerogi Lozanov and Jag Kiranmay, a pair who have rerooted themselves from Prage to London, cementing themselves here with a gradually developed, tight-knit crew. Their BEAT TALK radio show on East London’s Hoxton FM has seen them invite some of the scene’s brightest stars; from Shaf Huse to Enzo Leep to Sebastian Paiza, each bringing their own brand of down-tempo, intelligent house.

Introduced into the fold for the first time here, Khan is an artist whose musical journey traverses a broad range of genres. His love for music first began in the 80s, when hip-hop and beat-box were prevalent and artists like The Beastie Boys and Doug E Fresh ruled the scene. However as the years rolled on Khan developed a primary love for the deeper, darker side of house, honing his tastes and production skills to the point where he's ready for this release's new sonic scale.

Comme Ca is a four-part EP that projects elegance and depth. It opens with the titular track- deep and cosmic with rolling synths, reverberating vocal stabs and hypnotic, percussive pads that lull you into a gentle, dreamlike state. It’s a tripped out affair that’s the perfect soundtrack dark, basement parties. On West London Deep you are thrust head first into the throbbing baseline and similarly hypnotic percussion that has an eerie, almost robotic vocal. Empty Spaces utilises a deep bass and sparkling melody that sends you into outerspace.

Expect to hear this EP setting alight dance-floors across the spectrum- from seedy basements to forest parties and big clubs to festivals.

To buy Comme Ca head here.