Spend an honest to God summer in Texas and then you might know what heat sickness feels like. It’s damn hot y’all! We don’t encourage such blatant disregard for health, but we do suggest listening to Heatsick (Berlin based Steven Warwick). PAN (also based out of Berlin) just released his new EP titled Déviation. It’s smart dance music, the kind of music that can be enjoyed in more diverse settings than a hopping house party or a packed club. Though it will be hard to sit still with this set pumping forth from the stereo, these four songs have a lot to offer. Six plus minutes of steady semi-Latin percussion polyrhythms, groove-tasti-cool bass lines, and ominous keyboard arpeggios, “Deviation” is downright catchy instrumental music. The title tune plays like an outtake from Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall (sans MJ vocals, obviously). Heatsick’s recordings are known for their use of Casio keyboards and the range of tones coaxed from the instrument is more than impressive. Saxophonist Andre Vida guests on the final two tracks of the EP to add acoustic color to what is a rock solid collection. Listening to Heatsick is one fantastic illness.
Déviation is now available from PAN
Written by Jeff Daily