Producer, DJ, founder of many labels, record store-owner and radio personality, Cinthie has grown to become a highly respected figure in the contemporary electronic music scene over the
years and her most recent venture, 803 Crystalgrooves, kicked off in October to critical acclaim.
The imprint stands as a platform to present productions inspired by her beginnings in House and Techno and while the debut focused on Disco-tinged House, here we see things edge towards darker more raw territory, dubbed as the bad little sister of 001 by Cinthie
Push It leads on the package with a stripped-back drum groove made up of a crunchy clap, sharp hats and a weight kick while squelchy 303 licks and vocal shots uttering the track title drive the composition. The Worm follows, this time featuring a high-octane drum workout, subtly unfolding synth flutters and an underlying low-end drive.
Opening the flip is Boomboomroundtheroom employing dusty drums, frenzied synth stabs and gritty bass chops, a cut harkening back to the most robust sounds coming out of Chicago in the
90s. Peep Peep then rounds out the release with vacillating resonant bleeps, bumpy shuffled drums and a dynamically evolving structure.