Talking the conjunctional studio joint of Martin Landsky and Marco Resmann entitled „Lava“, now released under their collaborational project Landsky & Resmann, this single is one that has been overdue for quite a while and for a reason. A reason and shared history that essentially helped to shape and add momentum to Marco Resmann's career at an early stage a good 13 years ago when he wasn't even known under his real name but used the artistic alias Phage DJ- and production-wise.
It was back in the early noughties when Marco Resmann sent out a demo to Martin Landsky and his former label Intim Recordings which he admired musically, got through and the tracks that were picked are now known in the history book of electronic music as „Volkspark E.P.“, his first ever single release that became the output number 009 on Intim Recordings back in 2002 and, if you will, the foundation on which Marco's production career was built.
Now, after all these years in which Martin Landsky became one of the mainstays in the Poker Flat Recordings-family after folding his own imprint whilst Marco Resmann built a huge reputation on the international DJ-circuit and co-founded Upon.You Records, they finally teamed up in the studio for „Lava“, a single piece as timeless and essential as it can get.
On the A-side we've got „Lava 1“ , a quite pumping and deep technoid piece that is fully aware of the seductive grooves only stripped down House music can provide. With carefully crafted build-ups, melancholia-driven strings and moody modulations this one's a true force on the dancefloor, using only very essential elements and razor sharp hi-hats to get a whole nation under a groove. Sexy as hell.
Flipping the wax we've got „Lava 2“ sporting a dry, wild pitch and Chicago-related feel whilst providing a quite track'ish attitude in the use of ever twisting background noises, a simple but catchy repetetive low frequency motif and on point filter abuse that's in for the thrill before the second synth line is adding additional momentum in reflecting and transposing the main motif to a new frequency level.
Finally the so-called „Lava Dub“ explores deeper realms of beautiful dancefloor melancholia based upon a super solid foundation of lush bassdrums and rich, dreamy string-arrangements accompanied by dubbed out vocal snippets and classy, vastly-coloured synths shining through every now and then, making „Lava Dub“ a perfect late night tune for House music lovers and more intimate dancefloors.