I had a sense that Merge of Equals was capable of some great music after hearing their contributions to Cosmic Chill Lounge Vol. 3. What I didn’t know, however, was just how many compilations featured Zurich-based producer Flavio Maspoli & Friends before then. No surprise, then, that their debut album, Intoxicating, does not disappoint. This is more than just a collection of tracks taken from compilations. Merge of Equals’ music demonstrates a wide variety of emotions — a sort of versatility you don’t usually see in downtempo. I think y’all are really going to like this album.
Playlist for Dave’s Lounge #165:
- Merge of Equals, "Menina"
- Merge of Equals, "As One"
- Merge of Equals, "The Impossible Planet"
- Merge of Equals, "Take You There"
- Merge of Equals, "Hoshi No Namida"
- Merge of Equals, "Like an Arrow"
- Merge of Equals, "Creativity"
Background tunes: "Flavor’s Place" and "Gravity"
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