Louisahhh and Maelstrom Release Bromance #19: ‘Friction’ EP
After much anticipation, the collaborative EP from Bromance Records' Lousiahhh!!! and Maelstrom has arrived. Marking the label's nineteenth EP release, the Friction EP is a five-track collection of the underground anthems.
Fans were given a taste of the EP with early premieres of tracks like "Friction" and its warehouse-ready evil twin, the "Friction" (Rave Mix), which give insight to the EP as a whole. The EP varies from energetic club weapons to sophisticated techno creations with that unmistakable French touch.
"Body Music" supplies an infectious, rumbling rhythm with playful lyrics from Louisahhh!!!, who sings, "Ain't no party like this here party, and this here party don't stop," celebrating the long nights of clubbing — settings where the music of the Bromance clique have become staple sounds. She also urges to "keep it underground," a mantra that Louisahhh!!! and Maelstrom have built their careers on. Much like "Friction," "Body Music" comes with an alter-ego; an Acid dub. This mix supplies the kind of dark, dance-y rhythm that their fans have come to know and love.
The EP's closing track, "Cage," is an experimental track that shows these frequent collaborators have no bounds. According to Louisahhh!!! and Maelstrom, the track is "based around an abbreviated quote from John Cage ('I just want a sound to be a sound'), seethes and surges with barely contained power; it is a meditation on subtlety, restraint and focus." Their joint productions have truly transcended music, encompassing a true essence of art and expression.
As expected, the Friction EP is a special gift to the dance music world. We are hoping that Lousiahhh!!! and Maelstrom's ventures together are a partnership that lasts a very long time. You can purchase the EP on iTunes.