Newcomers Andrew Brown and Ollie Gibson have been making waves in the underground of London under their moniker Casual Affair this past year. Being picked up quickly by Rob Made‘s Sleazy Deep imprint, the Casual Affairs EP is the second effort put forth by Andrew and Ollie on the label (the first being on Future Sleaze Vol. 2). With a slew of remixes from veteran producers, the EP eclectically spans through several genres differing by almost 20 BPM’s throughout. Needless to say, this albums will catch the ears of all types of listeners, and the sound changes dramatically from song to song.
The EP starts off with the sexy nu-disco title track, “Casual Affairs”, which is slowed down to a cool 105 BPM’s. The amazing vocals compliment the guitar riffs perfectly and the basslines have got some serious funk to them. This track is one of those slow dancefloor burners that really takes the sound back to the 80’s. Rob Made then speeds up the original to 112 BPM’s and adds his signature sleazy synth sound. The ambiance created by the droning synths are a perfect fit with the punchy kicks that make it hard not to move to it. The infamous late-night duo Balcazar & Sordo team up with Italian producer Raffa FL to turn the original into a vicious deep house track for those 120 BPM sets. The vocal samples take on an edgier feel with this one, but still contain that same soulful vibe. Max Chapman is on remix duty next and turns up the heat a notch with a 122 BPM deep house track. As it’s title suggests, this “Back to the 90’s Remix” brings the listener right back to the 90’s with a cross of garage, deep house, and breakbeat influences. Andrew Brown and Ollie Gibson (a.k.a. Casual Affair) close out their stellar EP with their own remix filled with rolling subs, stabbing highs, and masterfully chopped vocal samples. This track is simply guaranteed to get those asses shaking, as Casual Affairs show their diverse taste in production.
Sleazy Deep continues to spew out new up-and-coming talent that pleasantly surprise me. Casual Affair has some serious funk to them, so be sure to grab the EP below, and to follow them on Facebook and SoundCloud! Also, be sure not to sleep on Sleazy Deep, as we have an upcoming interview with label owner Rob Made, who says that the best is yet to come!