Melanie Ribbe, Chris Di Perri
OG Chords EP

Moon Harbour keeps on rolling in the New Year with label regulars Melanie Ribbe and Chris Di Perri joining forces on a trio of top new tech house tracks.

London Academy of Music Production graduate Melanie Ribbe had a huge summer in 2023, playing big sets at the likes of Hi Ibiza and Ushuaïa for ANTS amongst others. She is German-born but Jamaican-raised and draws on those influences in her music which joins the dots between Caribbean beaches and hypnotic techno. Here she works with Di Perri who was last on the label with his For You Homie EP in 2022 and since then Solar Elektro Sound resident has served up petty more underground anthems on the likes of Elrow Records.

‘OG Chords’ kicks off with toms peppering a taught and tight groove. The drums are rubbery, the bass is fat and explosive synths and yelping vocals bring the whole thing to life in a way that will raise the roof. The brilliant ‘Like That’ is another full-flavoured track with a monstrous and elastic bassline under popping drum programming and intense vocal loops. It’s pure heat for the club and last of all is ‘Takin It’ which is the most raw and direct of the lot. Once again dark vocals, thudding drums and twisted synths all interlink to a hypnotic effect.

This is a superb coming together of two of tech house’s freshest talents.

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