Louie Balo* ‎– Louiebalo.com (EP Series Vol 1)

Battlewax Recordings ‎– BATT 001
Vinyl, 12"


a1 Just Like That 5:39
a2 Pow 4:55
b1 Call My Name 6:35
b2 Forever 6:13

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December 5, 2013
Ok this EP was WAY ahead of his time, an extremely funky romp through Balo's take on dance music. Balo has a very distinct sound in general and it seems like he came in to his own on this release. "Just Like That" is a driving track powered by a very funky drum pattern, reminescent of some of MAW's work during the early/mid 90's. "Pow" is probably one of my all time favorite tracks from that period. So unique it almost creates it's own genre. A tune made for the circle kids for sure. "Call My Name" is another off-beat slammer, a bit mellower than the previous 3 entries but nothing to laugh at - at all. Forever is another amazing cut from Balo, ,mellower but with enough drive to keep a dance floor on fire.

Overall I couldn't help but to believe these tracks were made for the circle kids, "Pow" seems specifically created to illicit amazing dance moves from lofters and freestylers alike... This EP is one of my most prized pieces of vinyl and if Louie is out there listening, drop the digital version por favor!