Culprit’s last release of 2012 represents an emphatic statement of creative intent from another young production team whose star is in the rapid ascendancy. Swiss duo Adriatique’s Culprit debut, ‘Face to Face’ EP feels like a first confident step toward what may become one of the label’s defining artistic relationships in the new year. The "Face To Face EP" meets the Culprit grade with style: brimming with fine musical ideas,genuinely conceived and precisely executed modern electronic house, perfectly in tune with the times yet projecting an individual and coherent style. Dance floor – ready stuff with depth and verve, it’s the sound of two fine young talents finding a Culprit home. The release date is Dec 19, 2012
"Circle of Love" marries a soulful vocal with one of the best set of deep bassline melodies ever released on Culprit, perfect for the early morning hours.
The title track "Face To Face" is a finely balanced work, irresistibly combining deep chords with the dance-floor destroying bassline and an infectious vocal hook. It’s already a firm favourite with the Culprit and Diynamic DJ camps.
"Blackbox" is an on-point example of what makes the EP such a great fit for the LA-based label’s oeuvre, it’s guitar driven bit of psychedelia a counterpoint to jozif’s Culprit work, its electronic plaintiveness in line with M A N I K’s recent EP.
"Need it Now" is the early evening counterpart, with another killer bassline and just enough propulsion to get any discerning party started.