A year after his notable debut on the label, Germany’s Ninetoes is back on Moon Harbour with three more of his inventive house offerings.
Releasing on labels like Kling Klong and Play It Down, the man born Özgür Yelmen has achieved plenty since 2013. Most famously he put out ‘Finder’, which went on to become one of the most Shazamed tracks in Ibiza and has just recently been reworked with none other than rave royalty Fatboy Slim. Since then, Ninetoes has found his way into the bags of tastemakers like Loco Dice and DJ Koze. His hip hop influenced sound now takes him all over Europe, and this latest off kilter missive is another sure-fire winner.
First out of the blocks is the colourful and organic sounding ‘Bonita’, a slick and slinky track with oily drums. Scurrying throughout the whole thing is a squiggly lead line that sounds like a trippy flute. It flutters about with some warm chords and brings a lovely summer vibe and loose sense of playfulness that could well help this one become another Ibiza staple in the coming months.
The perfectly fresh ‘Omur’ is a little deeper and is characterised by a middle Eastern vocal wail that brings an intoxicating feel to the busy drums. Lots of hits, hand drums, clicks and unusual percussive sounds pepper the groove and keep it lively and add to this essential and unusual track.
Last of all, ‘Defne’ is another masterfully alive, spacious and dynamic groove with lots of different focal points – a female chant, jumbled and earthy percussion, bendy synths and trumpet sounds. It’s steamy and exotic and will add an element of jungle tribalism to any set.
All in all then, Ninetoes offers plenty to get excited about on this latest EP.
Supported by: Marco Carola, Hector Couto, Steve Lawler, Raw District, Russ Yallop, Timo Maas, Sasha, Booka Shade, Martin Landsky, Yousef, Mat.Joe, Lexer, Reboot, Adana Twins, Huxley, Jey Kurmis, Animal Trainer, Arado, Roger Sanchez, Martin Eyerer, Mendo, Jamie Jones, Gunnar Stiller, Emanuel Satie, Super Flu, Mar-T, Nicole Moudaber, Paul C, Gel Abril, Joris Voorn, Paolo Martini, Christian Nielsen, Dario D'Attis, Chus+Ceballos, Re.You, Joseph Capriati, Robbie Akbal, andhim, Acid Pauli, Nic Fanciulli, Riva Starr, Mark Knight, Daniel Stefanik, Sven Tasnadi, Anek