Waterlemon As Viagra
An accomplished producer with releases for the likes of All Inn Black, MAYAK and Body Parts in his locker, Andrei Adrian — better known by his alias, Zefzeed — is one of his country’s most respected and consistent producers. Just as capable of conjuring up spirited deep house melodies as he is more intricate minimal perspectives, his is a unique take on electronic music that continues to endear him to those outside of his native Romania. His latest release comes at us from Naural, a Romanian Timisoara city – based label for whom he returns to here courtesy of the exceptional sounds of the aptly curiously-named ‘Watermelon Effects as Viagra’ EP.
The all-round intriguing EP gets underway thanks to the title track, a curious cut with muffled vocals that evokes memories of some of Perlon’s most inspired works. A truly ambitious opener, it’s also an auspicious one, and one that neatly paves the way for ‘Loquat. Another example of the producer’s knack for unusual and unconventional approaches, it sees Zefzeed rip up the rule book in quite astounding fashion. A versatile and curious DJ tool, it’s definitely made with restrained, patient taste-makers in mind.