Maxine & Cleo – Mad Blanc (ARGOT016)
Maxine & Cleo
Philadelphia-based producer Maxine & Cleo joins the Argot fold with his Mad Blanc EP. The follow up to his “Pendergast EP” for Material Image sprung from a few weeks of feverish production during the spring of 2014 and represents the duality of the Kansas native’s sound.
Side A is full of gifts for DJs in the form of “Flynn Rhythm”‘s relentlessly jacking house grooves and the blurry-eyed deep house pleasures of the title track.
Flipping the record reveals the more fragile side of Maxine & Cleo, courting home listeners and after hours crowds on the spirit-conjuring spectral house cut “Mind Is Spinnin” and the dreamy “Proto”, gliding on thrumming pads and gilded with vocal slivers.