Brighton boys Laszlo Dancehall reunite for another EP on George Fitzgerald’s ManMakeMusic imprint. Comprised of Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers, the pair’s debut release Gave Up, with its three cuts of brawny loop-driven house, showed that the two producers’ styles were a perfect fit.
Its follow-up, LZD II, has garnered incoherent responses from across the DJ community, reducing even the otherwise eloquent Midland to a spluttering "Whut!! Gwarn". Opening track 'Whip What' picks up where 'Gave Up' left off, bringing in playful organs alongside its infectious vocal and honeyed bassline. On the flip, things get a little darker; hypnotic stomper Flute Worx makes for a decent mid-set transitional tune, while Fatty Que sees the duo dabbling in synths and muffled vocals.
LZD II - Laszlo Dancehall [MMAKEM009]
Overall, LZD II further cements Vynehall and Piers’ distinct and danceable sound. Importantly, it also shows that they’re unafraid of dipping into both the wonderful and the weird sides of house music.
[MMAKEM009] is out now via Juno.
Words by: Isaac Rangaswami