Disco Halal are a new label to me, but one I admit I should have been aware of before, especially if EPs like this are in its repertoire. Straight from the scorching streets of Tel-Aviv - via Berlin - Moscoman, Red Axes and Krikor (a.k.a Crackboy) unleash a dancefloor delicacy with impressive remixes from both Roman Flugel and the Red Axes duo themselves. Narrating the evolution of Subaru Pesha, Disco Halal reveal that the track was quickly churned out one afternoon with the vocal aid of their taxi driver companion, Abed. Later that day Moscoman dropped the creation in his set to - I assume - a raucous ovation.
As the teasing intro builds, Italo-esque synth stabs emerge into the frame, where comparisons can only be made to Alexander Robotnick - a big compliment to say the least. Whilst this infectious pulse runs through the track's core, surging scales and invigorating vocals tie the composition into a slick groove. Think Acid Arab but more club-orientated.
Roman Flugel's variation is exactly what you would expect from the German producer. Intricately injecting his trademark syncopated bleeps, Flugel elevates the track to a higher electronic level, amplifying its bassline and house-feel. Subtly reworking the vocals through adding extra echoes, the remix adds delicate nuances whilst not losing any of the original's impact. More playful in its manner and direction, Flugel's mutations display a beautiful unison between Eastern and Western sounds.
Taking a second opportunity to cut loose with Subaru Pesha, Red Axes highlight their creative flair. Introducing a more percussive sound, alongside an additional flute-synth, their remix generates a harder punch.
A new label to me no more, Disco Halal have proved why they should be the next label you check out too. Hosting names such as Acid Arab and Autarkic, this innovative label perfectly demonstrates the blending of diverse rhythms and tones to create a progressive fusion of electronic sounds.
Subaru Pesha is out 4th November.
Words: Tai Kolade