Insanlar – Kime Ne EP (inc. Ricardo Villalobos Remixes)

This one comes snaking from the coastal realms of Istanbul, a downtempo hypnotic sweller from Insanlar with two Ricardo Villalobos remixes on the flip. The title of ‘Kime Ne’ translates as ‘so what’, a very apt introduction to this piece of music. The rhythm swaggers with a lazy but meaningful style that builds in energy as shimmering guitars and adapted verses from the seventeenth-century Ottoman poet Kul Nesimi drift in and out of the mix. Even after 23 minutes, it doesn’t seem to tire. It upholds the kind of energy you sense as the sun drops beyond the horizon and the night comes to life, firmly placing you on the shores of Turkey.

The remixes uphold the minimal template, laced with delicate touches of off-beat percussive claps and soft kicks. Over an hour of slow-burning passion on vinyl for under £12, the early morning dancefloors have their perfect start to the day.

The three Kime Ne versions are compiled on one EP and available to buy in 12″ format via Honest Jon’s online store.

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