Tenured house label Apparel Music‘s latested release comes from the hands of Toulouse producer Mangabey, who has demonstrated a knack for funky hardware work with past releases on Boussole and Luud Discs. His first release on Apparel comes here in the form of the How I Feel EP, slotting in as #8 of Apparel’s release APLTD run. It’s a three-tracker displaying a nice variety, from the Luvless-like grand piano riffing of « GLQ » to the pulsating 90’s house stabs of « You Don’t Stop ».
Your Bolting Bits premiere comes via the title track, which sits comfy on the A-side. It’s a heady, jazzy synth jam topped off by delicate high hats, quirky percussion and thoughtful vocal samples. « How I Feel » is reminiscent of the tasty midtempo house jams cranked out by labels like Big Bait in recent days past, via the masterful Glenn Astro and Italian gear nerd Kian T. A nice compliment to the other two tracks and a highly playable track for fans of more jazz-leaning and hazy house work. The EP should be out real real soon at your favorite dealer.