Raise your hand if you knew dirtybird had a sister label? Yep, the deeper Mothership is a Claude VonStroke project, one that charitably donates all profits to a children’s music school in Detroit. After an 11-month hiatus, the label is back with Voeyage, the stunning debut release from German producer Rico Puestel.
Rico’s fingers must have gotten plenty exercise while producing the EP, as both tracks start with masterful piano foundations and blossom into dancefloor killers. Voeyage is the more majestic of the two; moody piano keys glide along heavy bass kicks, effortlessly building and releasing tension through a breathtaking buildup and spine-chilling drop. Plumb The Depths gets a bit more hectic in handling the melodic instrument, looping various samples and turning them against each other over a backdrop of infectious percussion and a dizzying synth. Get ready to get extra deep–the Mothership is back in orbit.