Mendo & Yvan Genkins are certainly no strangers when it comes to working together. Blending the sounds of House and Techno, the two have teamed up for releases on Coyu’s Suara, Defected Records, Mihalis Safras & Mark Broom’s Material, Nic & Mark Fanculli’s Saved Records and on Mendo’s own label, Clarisse Records. February 13th, however, sees the duo’s debut release on WOW! Recordings in the form of the two-track Buggsy EP.
‘Smashed’ is the EP’s lead track and features what almost sounds like an elephant in the background. The cut breaks early on in to a rhythmic groove driven by a mellowed synth line and a super crisp hi hat rhythm. Various vocals are scattered throughout as the drums and hi hats pass through several filters throughout the track’s duration.
Rounding out the EP is the title track ‘Buggsy’. ‘Buggsy’ has a slightly more classic feel to it and features heavier House influences as opposed to the Tech driven rhythms of ‘Smashed’. Mendo & Yvan Genkins scatter vocal samples throughout the track on this one as well while delivering a softer, synth oriented rhythm.