Turkish producer Sarp Yilmaz seems to have a jackdaw-like fascination for classic noughties dance music if his debut release for Dublin’s blossoming Swink Music is anything to go by. But whereas many others might have lazily knocked out something a touch hackneyed, the boy from Istanbul manages to shine new light through old windows.
Borrowing on John Cutler’s It’s Yours, The Knowledge is straight-up dance-floor fodder with a sizeable dose of funk and an irresistible groove. Yilmaz turns to another tried and tested source for Stronger On My Own, this time the Kathy Brown classic, and proffers a more subtle and deeper rendition than the original and is all the better for that.
Acid Swing is more playful but with no less intent, the object of the exercise being to work a dance floor. It will. As with many an EP, it is often the last track that surrenders the most interest and so it proves again here with I Know Baby, a bumping, head-nodding turn that would do the business just as well had it been an instrumental.