Viper Recordings’ exemplary year in 2012 consisted of a breakthrough EP from Seven Lions, Fred V & Grafix’ Just A Thought and Matrix & Futurebound’s Top 40 hit All I Know. Skipping any gaps in energetic releases, Viper’s sister label Viper VIP has stepped up to bring you a debut EP from Maduk. The Holland-based producer recently won an official Beatport remix contest for the aforementioned track All I Know by Matrix & Futurebound.
Feel Good is a refreshingly unique track with elements of jazz featured throughout. Flutes and saxophones are blended with an interlude consisting of stabs and a pitched vocal speaking the title of the track. Shortly after an intense build, the drop brings you right to your feet with bass and crisp percussion without drowning out the melody. Don’t Be Afraid follows right behind with groovy piano chords and a deeper pitched vocal in contrast to Feel Good. After a liquid journey of percussion and melodic integrity, the ending features some wonderful Rhodes-esque pianos that close this tune echoing the melody displayed in the beginning. Watch out for Maduk in the future as I have no doubt we will be seeing much more of him. In the meantime, grab this EP on Beatport for your listening pleasure.