Review: Clyde P & Tim Baresko – True EP

Clyde P Tim Baresko True EP

3.5 Stars

Raised on a healthy diet of funk and hip-hop France’s Clyde P (a former resident at Sankeys Ibiza) and Tim Baresko have been slowly building their global reputation the good old-fashioned way — by crafting great house music for the dance floor.

With releases on Miguel Campbell’s Outcross Records, NYC’s SOUP, Amine Edge & DANCE, CUFF and Sleazy G, the duo team with Kerri Chandler’s MadTech Records to deliver the fiery True EP. Chicago’s musical influence is celebrated and embedded into the grooves of the two-track feast.

The EP’s title track features big and bold vocals by Chicago-based Russoul, a DJ/singer who has lent his voice to tracks produced by Windy City peers such as Green Velvet, Gene Farris and Mark Grant. It’s a tough-sounding, bass-heavy peak-time groover that has just the right amount of peaks and valleys.

Next up is “J.A.C.K.,” an homage to the early days of Chi-town house music. A crazy, raw sample track with a vocal snippet oozing with swagger (“I do the jacking / I don’t get jacked!)”, it’s fodder for those who want to jack their bodies all night long.

While they’re serving entrées just yet, the pair’s True EP is tasty hors d’oeuvre that left us wanting to nibble a bit more. Bon appétit!