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ARTIST
TITLE
Armadillo EP
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
LEENA 002EP LEENA 002EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/10/2007

"Hot on the heels of its first release, Mobilee's new sublabel Leena returns with another 12" single designed to thrill. You already know Catz n' Dogz as 3 Channels -- - with releases on Trapez, Trenton, Crosstown Rebels and most recently, Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird label. For their first release as Catz n' Dogz, they continue their tradition of combining minimalist structures with full-bore sound design, turning out a twisted double A-side single. 'Searching' wastes no time looking for its groove: it digs in right away with a bottom-heavy bounce that rolls unstoppably through thick and thin. In keeping with its title, it's something of a two-part proposition. The first half is all about pushing forward, ducking distraction, and maintaining speed as stray noises and schizoid samples blast from every angle. The second half is all about revelation, in the form of a deep, pumping synth pattern that cuts through the darkness like a beacon drawing the faithful back to Detroit. From here on out, intrepid explorers, we are at home in the temple of house music. The search concluded, all that's left to do is celebrate, long and loud, hands held aloft by a single string note that threads all the way back to disco's heyday. Halle-fuckin'-lujah. 'A Tribute to Kolfun' is a more cryptic affair. Beginning with a demure keyboard arpeggio draped in delay, it builds slowly, spinning in the wind like a pinwheel, twisting between minor and major keys. Dancefloors these days are full of anthemic melodies, but this one is different. It doesn't force its emotions upon you, it just filters and amplifies your state of mind. Two and a half minutes in: a subtle bloom of color. Three minutes: a burst of movement in the shadows. Four and a half minutes: a rush of blood to the head and the heart, and all."