Slovakia’s, Leporelo, imprint marks its twentieth release this August, with ‘Time To Beat’ by label- head Milos, backed with Damolh33, Richard Scholtz, and Sensoreal remixes.
Leporelo, based out of Bratislava, Slovakia, has been bubbling away on the underground since 2009, with its infectious deep grooves, the back catalogue can boast original content and reworks from Circus Company / Thema Frenchman, Le K, and Indigo Raw / Organic Music artist Tom Ellis. Here the label hits its twentieth release, this time from Milos, a Slovakian producer who made his initial impact in the minimal hey day, and notably went on to release music with Jay Haze’s, Tuning Spork imprint, among others.
The original mix of title track ‘Time To Beat’ kicks things off here, a moody, stripped cut, featuring low-slung drum programming, bubbling, ethereal pad lines and evolving resonant synths. Milos rides the groove out throughout the tracks near nine-minute duration, with subtle nuances creating a progressive slow bloomer. Up next is the ‘Sensoreal Remix’ of ‘Time To Beat’, the Slovakian duo take things in a different direction, upping the energy and tipping the focus towards a more direct, dance floor feel with dubbed out chords and punchy 4/4 drums.
In a brilliantly contrasting fashion, Richard Scholtz turns in his ‘Nu-Synthetic Remix’ of ‘Time To Beat’ next, as the name would suggest the mix is instilled with tinges of nu-disco and funk, with dropped tempo beats and stunning melodies. Following is Damolh33’s interpretation, again reshaping the original entirely with raw drums and bass building the foundation, while brooding, dark tones add a further character to the mix. Lastly to close the single Milos offers up a ‘Dub Re-Work’ of the original number, doing just that, he removes some layers and turns in a sparse, afterhours cut to wind down the EP brilliantly.