While the past few years saw Oliver Koletzki increasingly focus on the album format, ‘Childhood Basslines’, the second release of Light my Fire, marks a longed-for return to the dance-floor, presented in the form of three infectious original productions and a subtle remix by Gomma co-founder Telonius.
The mellow guitar loops of ‘Bring Me Home’ kick-start LMF002 in ample style. Helped along by a swaying groove, melancholic pads and soft piano keys, this is an ode to summer and all its tender promises. With ‘Childhood Basslines’ Oliver then propels you straight into a sweaty 80s club thanks to rolling percussion, plenty of claps and Miami Vice-style synths. The track’s hero is, of course, its elastic bass-line, which threatens to swallow you up in its wake. Addictive! Combining elements of the two previous tracks, ‘Neon Guitars’ is earthshakingly full-bodied, heart-warmingly musical and undeniably satisfying – a true Oliver Koletzki track, in other words – while Telonius puts a dub on things on his excellent conga-centric remix, making LMF002 an instant classic.