Vakula - Firecracker Ep 5 (Firecracker Recordings)

The yet again long awaited Vakula 10" on the hugely respected Firecracker imprint dropped recently at all fine shops. The sheer and mighty talent that seems to be coming from much of Eastern Europe in recent years is nothing short of extraordinary, and this brilliant Ukranian is no exception. He knows exactly how to explore his way around the deep territory and then some, the proof is in the pudding with this tasty nugget. Packed with all the right elements, we think this one's sure to live up to ze expectations.

Some highly praise-worthy numbers here: firstly, Intro is a killer lush, broken house track with haunting synths that keeps it locked to a sleaze-worthy 88 bpm groove (woop), something for those odd summer nights where you need a bit of room to breathe. Dark and slow and moody as nothing else can be is right where you'd place this one. Tune in and space right out kids. You Can Do keeps tried n' true to more sub-sounding fodder with a bit quicker tempo on the ol' slider this time, but still keeping things mega-deeep. This one shows another darker side of the deephouse world, and that Vakula can ealisy be one to trust to deliver the goods in this department. Finally, Different Tone serves up twisted old school samples, another tasty key set, shakers and crunchy drums that are all blended into a fine pattern of raw house that's gonna get heads nodding and feet moving.

Vakula - Intro by Firecracker Recordings

As usual with these Firecracker records they come with beautiful artwork for the collectors among us. And again it's a limited release, so don't sleep and let this one out of your clutches.

Buy it here and love vinyl forever, as you should.