Basic Colour Theory


Double LP version. Polish DJs, producers, and Pets Recordings label owners Catz 'n Dogz, known for their electrifying performances and catchy cuts, present their third album, Basic Colour Theory, a fruitful collection of evocative melodies and gorgeous vocals. The album marks a pivotal moment in the house outfit's career. Taking the lead in the Eastern European electronic music revolution, the pair, who have graced the cover of both Mixmag and DJ Mag España, add Basic Colour Theory to their list of acclaimed work, including their 2013 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and weighty remixes for Basement Jaxx, Kings of Leon, Thomas Schumacher, Friendly Fires, and Kim Ann Foxman, not to mention their two previous albums. On Basic Colour Theory traditional songwriting meets Catz 'n Dogz' signature infectious basslines in a natural result of extensive sonic exploration and the osmotic process of years of DJing worldwide. With a knack for reading a crowd just right, they've appeared at the most coveted festivals across the globe, including South West Four, Parklife, Bestival, Snowbombing, Electric Daisy Carnival, and The BPM Festival; this release appears in advance of appearances at Detroit's iconic Movement Electronic Music Festival (2015) and Serbia's Exit Festival (2016). Here, their live talent translates to a collection of inviting tracks, as they showcase their on-point production skills. "We did a lot of research, preparation, reading, watching documentaries about the music scene, people and looking for inspirations everywhere. We were talking a lot about people who inspire us, art, creative process, philosophy and meaning of work and music in our life." Opening cut "Good Touch" exemplifies the album's game-changing nature, kicking off a 15-track voyage through experimental sounds. Although a rewarding listening experience from start to finish, this is an album on which each track stands alone for its own musical purpose, dancing through the listener's mind long after listening. Tracks such as "Czas Poczeka (Chyba)" express the heart and soul that both producers have put into this body of work, all the while keeping things up-tempo with rhythmic cuts like "Nobody Cares." "Killing with Kindness" is a soul-drenched groover, with its warm chords and atmospherics straddling a subtly clipped garage-like shuffle. Tracks such as "From Your Heart" and "Coming Back" are filled with emotion, from the beguiling vocals to the moving chord progressions. Includes contributions from Eglė Sirvydytė, Phat Kat, Peter Bjorn and John, Javeon, Green Velvet, Tanika, Cloud Boat, and Jono McCleery.