What a better way to start your weekend en force, than by disturbing your neighbours' monotony with Quell's latest floor smashing release. Originally born is Greece, Nikolaos Raptis relocated to London as a teen until he finally arrived in the mecca of Berlin in 2007 and he's been tearing up the club scene ever since with his energy packed unique blend of rough house and deep techno. His latest such big room club house is his paradoxically titled 'Sleep Tonight EP' released last month on the fresh italian label Extravaganza.
Quell gets straight to the point and makes sure that no one will 'Sleep Tonight' as his well-rounded mind-twister delivers wave after wave of euphoria into the dance-floor. Driven by a steady solid kick drum, the track plummets into a field of rough synths and deep bass lines, where it finally teams up with a hypnotic array of insanely delayed vocal cuts.
If you thought it can't get any rougher than this, be ready to do 'The Devil's Rhumba'! Right off the bat, the punchy kicks, slapped claps and grooved percussions drag you into the devilish dance that's being fuelled by a dark industrial synth pad and twisted looped vocal cuts.
For the flipside, the skilled Athenian producer prepared a nice shiny gem for all the avid DJs out there. The Dub Mix of 'Sleep Tonight' rearranges the already familiar elements of the original and twirls the already twisted madness even further by placing the higher end more into the spotlight while stripping the bass line to only one simple infinite stab.