Cliff has clearly been smoking something special. ALL IT TAKES is one of his richest efforts to date, and that’s saying a lot coming off a consistent roll of terrific releases.
A-side DEVOTION answers the EP title’s question with a masterclass in heavyweight groove-building. It’s an instant cult anthem, gritty but buttery compression, warm, wet bass, driven forward by stoner-friendly organ solos and the vocal call. It’s a perfect afterhours gear-shifter, squelching with the sweat of one hundred thousand hours of studio jamming and countless seasons of acid. Bring raw authenticity to any DJ set. This is dance-floor tested, trainspotter approved.
100 DOLLARS is wiggly pork bun of a beat, our old friend Roland never sounding fatter or more luxurious. The only question here is whether this super-kush urban house bomb is more well paired with a low-slung indica driving in an elite automobile, or a punchy sativa dancing in a world-exclusive night club. Killer either way.
BIG BROTHER is a paranoid romp through the dark corridors of your dance-algorithm, a wonky, dissociative funk experience for heavy heads trying to unlock their own brainwashed brain and SERIOUSLY dance.
Rounding things off is XENIT, a relatively placid, deep, trancey trip that transports you 8 hours in to an amazing party, when you’re loose and well oiled with positive feelings.
Lothar keeps getting better and better. This is extraordinary music and talent that shouldn’t be missed.