Maxine & Cleo – Pendgast 12″ – Material Image

unnamed.5Jay Caston’s Material Image imprint strikes again with another four-track EP, brimming with ideas and dusty charm.

Maxine & Cleo claim Philadelphia and Kansas City, and seem to be new or at least keeping a low profile. Either way, their gritty productions show some depth and a rooted approach that will appeal to deeper dancefloors. The housey beats are straight and laced with subtle melodies and slow development. There are hints of acid house on “In The Air,” beatdown in Pendgast, and Keith Tucker electro in One Time, but they never seem lean all the way into any particular direction.

The Chicago-via-California imprint seems to be going from strength to strength, it’s certainly an outlet to watch.

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