Already with a significant release history on labels such as Get Physical, Russian born Thierry Tomas (Evgeniy Nikolaev) is welcomed to Dessous for this fierce EP. Tomas’s heart clearly lies with classic US deep house, and this lineage is present in his own productions, along with a strong dose of his own signature strain of house music.
'Pusher' is a groove-laden burner with a crisp, jazzy feel that taps into the classic new york vibe, but has the restraints not to become a pastiche. The playful vocals add to the fun.
'Piu Piu' also has that certain swing - a laid back groove that has enough punch to move any floor, but also gives the listener room to think.
'Doo Doo' brings a chugging groove to the fore, augmented with understated but incredibly funky congas. The cheeky vocals again show the lighter side of Tomas’s approach - there’s a sense of fun and humour in his productions that can often be missing from house and techno.
Closing out the release, 'Easy' is a deep bomb, somehow tipping its hat to the house explorations of Pepe Bradock or Mike Huckaby. Vocal samples provide some of the percussive heat, while low pads and crisply programmed drums bring plenty of vibe. Definitely a talent that should be watched in the coming months.