Underground heavyweight and Ellum Audio principal Erick Estornal (aka Maceo Plex) has quite the discerning ear for scouting prospective talent. After uncovering the virtually unheralded productions of German newcomer Good Guy Mikesh (and later forging an edit of his own), the prolific label-head decided to sign his From Another World EP as the latest Ellum release.
Part electronic symphony, part deep house/nu-disco orchestration, the four-track release showcases three studio originals from Good Guy Mikesh as well as Maceo Plex’s crafty edit for the A-side, Place of Love.
The unadulterated Place of Love (featuring Filburt) is not your typical club track. A gently coasting medley of progressive chord layers and ethereal piano intonations, Mikesh’s original masterpiece blesses the soul with an uplifting essence–the perfect auditory solution for at-home listeners.
While Maceo Plex endorses quality musical submissions regardless of dancefloor orientation, the insightful label head clearly couldn’t resist the opportunity to re-render the track for his own performances. Paying tribute to Mikesh’s artistic vision, he infuses a discreet, upbeat bass-kick, such as to give Place of Love its proper deep house charisma.
To conclude the diversified EP, Good Guy Mikesh shares two of his more explorative productions. The slow-burning On Patrol summons a dark and enigmatic aura, permeating from its heavily manipulated string samples. Lastly, Holy Day evokes a similar atmosphere with its musical mysticism, relying on airy chimes and other soft instrumentations to carry listeners through a dreamy, meditational soundscape.
If you’re yearning for a taste of blissful melodies and experimental track structures, be sure to grab Place of Love EP right here on Beatport.