Ooko – Sex Sells EP (Mimm Recordings)Stream
Title: Sex Sells
Label: Mimm Recordings
Release Date: 28.05.12 (Vinyl) + 11.06.12 (Digital)
Format: 12″ Vinyl + Digital
Catalogue No: Mimm003
2. Sex Sells (My Nu Leng Remix)
3. Sex Sells
Nottingham’s Mimm Recordings present another hidden gem from the UK’s electronic music scene with Bristolian Ooko making his debut release on the label. With his first major introduction to the scene being through a track called Understand on a free compilation from the label last year, he’s now ready to unleash the cheekily titled Sex Sells EP which references a wide spectrum of dance music from House to Jungle and beyond.
Opening up with a raucous and utterly rhythmic ode to early 90′s Jungle with pitched down breakbeat drum patterns and brutal percussion fading in and out for the duration, Downtown has an unrelenting thump that is sure to rattle a few club monitors in the months to come. The vocal sample of Downtown is looped throughout the track and only expands during the breakdown to increase the tension for the second drop which nods to the stylings of Addison Groove and Machinedrum et al.
Fellow Bristolians My Nu Leng lend their production skills to a remix of title track Sex Sellswhich falls more into broken Techno territory with it’s crisp percussion and erratic arrangement. A more up-tempo effort that the original, it sees the the duo add their harder edged Dubstep-influence into the tracks pores. The original of Sex Sells is a far more patient affair and possesses the seductive slo-mo Bristol House bounce that has been so ubiquitous as of late. Low-end basslines compliment the groove whilst the delayed synths towards the tracks climax add a sense of dramatic edge to an otherwise club-focused EP.