British artist Kelpe (pronounced: Kelp) releases his latest jewel called 'Chocolate Money EP' on Dutch label Fremdtunes. The 4-track EP is filled with glitchy beats and spherical melodies and Kelpe once again makes a powerful musical statement with this release. Title track ï¿½Chocolate Moneyï¿½ sounds like a forgotten Turkish funk gem, with a saz twanging into the foreground over a backdrop of burbling moogs and heavy percussion. ï¿½Goldfishingï¿½, with its metallic synths and staccato rhythms has enough itchy urgency to compel any listener into some impromptu body-popping.
On the flipside Kelpe has enlisted the talents of two of his favourite producers: Huess (Inaudible Answer) + Coco Bryce (Harmonia / Lowriders / Myor / Fremdtunes) to rework both A side tracks into their own inimitable stylings. Huess instigates some bizarre twisted Bhangra while Coco Bryce creates an cheekily addictive marimba hook that turns ï¿½Goldfishingï¿½ into something entirely different.
Overall, we find a balanced 12ï¿½ of vinyl that will satisfy the most demanding of beat freaks.