Sly One – Warm Red Review (LIT003)


Bristol based Sly-One serve up the third release on Addison Groove’s Lost In Translation label, taking the label into darker and techier territory. The trio, that consists of Oliver Read, Joe Cannon and Dave Constant have only been working together on the project for a couple of years but their popularity and the quality of their music is increasing rapidly. They are now regular residents at 51 27 (a prominent house/techno/bass music night in Bristol) and also grace our own home radio station, Dusk FM, on a bi-weekly basis.

The key ingredient of ‘Warm Red’ is its bass line which pulses and warps throughout the track, wrapped around the rolling snares and echoed cow bells. The track has a distinctive groove from start to finish which makes it highly danceable. Label boss Addison Groove’s remix of this track takes a different route with jittering and crackling percussion, though the bass line remains as prominent and powerful. In typical Addison Groove fashion, expect a lot of cow bell.

‘Raider’ is a digital only extra to the release, which works warm chords towards a bass heavy drop. I am a big fan of Sly-One’s manipulation of drums and this shines through strongly here.

Looking at the previous releases on this label, this release doesn’t quite seem to fit, however, it is very familiar territory for Addison Groove and is real quality work so it isn’t that surprising he snapped it up for his own label. Techno/bass music DJs everywhere should be snapping this up to release on the dance floor.


The EP is available here:

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Written by Andy Brennan


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