Cool Water E.P.

Axel karakasis

Record label
Remain Records
Catalog Number
Release Date
September 21st 2009


A2Let it Roll5:34
B1Cool Water7:10

Ultimately affected by this summer, Remain Records 007: Cool Water E.P. by Axel Karakasis aims at keeping the vibes high for the new season. This year has been exceptionally good for Axel and Remain Records, so this release is more of a celebration signalling the third year of the label, which grows stronger by the day! This 3 track E.P. opens up with Orisha on the Main Side, a spot on tune with a straight kick and minimal techno elements that gradually build up to embrace the main character sample. At its peak, the track makes an inspired transition into funky, laidback groove, where Axel works mostly present day sounds with 90s' intelligence! The second track on the side is a far cry from Orisha, as Let it Roll does exactly that: IT ROLLS! Bassheavy throughout, it's an insane piece of work with smart cuts that give way to teasing loopy layers. This track is a burner for serious techno players! The title track on the Remain Side begins as a mishmash of dub groove, and a rolling bassline. Midway, Cool Water has an extended cut that builds up with relentless sirens and its menacing bassline that seem endless. In a word: flawless!