Released: July 15th
Way back in May, when Or:la unveiled Céad Records, we all waited with bated breath for the first impress release. DJ Lewski had been in pole position for some time, bringing his undefinable and unpredictable combination of energies. We've already seen this guy making records for Wolfskuil and Patron Records over the past couple of years. Popping up again on this fresh and innovative label is just what the scene needs. Lewski has enjoyed long term slots at some of Holland's most celebrated electronic music venues including De School, Awakenings, and ZeeZout. It makes sense, then, that with this much experience behind him, this four track offering undoubtedly carries the goods.
It opens with Guadala and a house rhythm, drums with light distortion rattle through their motions. An industrial edge sleeks in behind it, dirtying up the water. As the bass heads on over, its vibratory twang brings in a techno sensation that culminates in a delicious fusion of musicalities. Melodic pulsations on synth strikes add a swirling temperament as space-age sonics waft in from all sides. The track boils over, revealing a core of steady beats that swell once more to fill the pan. Swerving patterns and looping oddities create irregular yet stable juxtapositions of sound. Slender beats and resonant clatterings warble in and out of phase to the beat of persistently nodding drums.
The next number takes us in with melodic bass line hammered out between clippy drums taps and rim strikes. A wooden sense in the bass digs in with organic lustre as croaking synths and electronic hums fiddle with their levels to swirl and swish in the soundscape. Futuristic sounds create subtle melodics through a stodgy rhythm, full of sucking mud and distorted vision. Amplitude allows the rhythms to poke through like handholds and stepping stones that keep us out of the currents as the track curdles around us. Jara is a hedonistic exploration through science fiction like destinations depicted in sonic clarity.
Track three is Mariachi. Wisps of digital spaciousness open out while a steady house beat penetrates the cosmic potential. Digital synthesiser sounds swirl and snake in multi-directional fusion as a melodic drum beat starts bashing out a new path. Laser beams and sonic drills dig away at the rock face, sections fall away and make the progress faster. Chunky elements of residual buzzings and fizz mingle with slender nuances in the rhythmic direction. Intrusions of sound force the music to travel in a straight line while other elements add distinctive scenic differences between bars. As the drums ever increase in intensity, and the merging of compositions fall into each others' well produced slots, the track culminates in a surging adventure into mysterious sonic experiments.
Next, a fast paced blipping melody creates an exciting rhythm. Drums with interesting inflections and metal-work bring in a new element of dancing power. The heat is turned up a bit for this final number, with a bigger sound and a quicker tempo, the excitement has progressed really well. Fuzzy bass chords thrust a deep and resonant energy downwards while the snappy drums keep our attention on what stands in front of us. Smiling melody and insurgent beats make this finale a track to remember and adds new levels of appreciation for the journey of what came before. Desacorde has a much heavier techno influence, neatly ending the release on something to remember it by.
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Public Possession Records
TBR: 23rd August
Public Possession stand ready to release this fantastic mixed artist release with one idea in mind. Let's just chill the hell out! What ever it was that got you up on the wrong side of bed a few years ago can just fizzle out into the realms of theory. This is a new day, a new start, and a new record to set the tone for the future. Relaxation for good mental health and spiritual awareness comes in many forms, and that's why this long play album is made with many ingredients. The serving suggestion recommends hedonism and relaxation, so let's stick it on and see what it's got.
It starts with chimes and a vinyl crackle that brings a warming feel. The repeating bell strikes become a bed for guitar notes to pluck sunshine melody across like floating shards of light. RIP Swirl with Spring Break seems to put us in the midst of flowing plants and circling birds. Sounds of life mix with delicately mixed music to bring out a dual nature of inside and outside as we meditatively walk through the world. Tornado Wallace comes next, with Mermaid Beach. Tippy tappy drums build a shimmering stage for more acoustic guitar and flourishing synths. Neat use of chord and key bring on delicious tangents to the flow which help us sink deeper into the chair.
Track three opens with a sleek synth string and a cosy bass-line. A sultry female vocal sings over in layers of lyric and melody. AKSK brings us Special Times And Places. It's a smooth and soulful number sung across neatly manicured beats and synthesiser in dreamy motifs. Mozaika are next with something a little musac. Cheerful repeating phrases saunter along in an easy listening groove while glistening bells and reverberating rhythms prance around the central point of clarity. Whistling tones sweep across in an air of vocal effectiveness and sunshine style sway pumps from the stereo.
Story 3 by DJ Cat opens with a sleek rhythm on wooden drums serve with a twisting spring percussion. As the cork is pulled from its glass compress over a series of well times twists, a new summery vibe shines across the notework. A smooth and laid back walk through mysterious sonics and glare makes this something to sit back and plan your next move to. It's followed by a bass heavy plucky number that circles around in vibrant bursts of jazz inspired song. Double bass feels and brightly toned guitar and synth clamber along in major scales. Sui Zhen with Diane has a playful girlish energy that feels lovely.
Britney by Obaiski takes us into the tribal zone straight away. Banging culture drums slam down a beat while strange sounds of shakers and moving parts fill the spaces. A two tone melody strikes a neat line through the middle applying yet more sunshine and brightness to this album. More notes emerge from the cosmos of potential sound and prop up the simple but breathe guiding progression. New synths add a bass quality that follows in unison with the other notes. It's a full on hypnosis session into some mysterious realm. Next is a fast paced number. A guitar plays along with a jazzy drum kit as metalwork and tom tom find a neat rapport. Then, soulful and mellow trumpet pours over the entire cake like single cream, running across in timed passages and wholesome smotherings of softness. Fazer by Khanda takes us into a late bar where all the movers of the world like to drink.
Sugar by Nice Girl uses playful melody and housey drums to bring an upbeat natured enthralled adventure. Sparkling tones drift from top corners into heady rooms of quietly moving people. We hear a sweet and moving synthesiser. P.O.P with Elvissa is a homely ballad across digital intentions. Along with neat runs of piano bell, the track elevates sweetly into the realms of calm. Songbirds titter as a vocal sample reverberates through the mix. Plucked bass tones enter on a digital plinth that wobbles and squares in strange projections of sound. It progresses slowly and builds into levels of natural beauty.
Brian By The Sea by Aksel & Aino is next. A deep and wooden bass tone plays out a slow moving tune. Chimes delicately placed on the opposing beats resonate in ghostly strikes. Duet vocals sing beautiful words across digital bass plucks and mellow chords. This is a nod in the direction of chill-hop. See You At Sandy's by Bell Towers follows. A vocal with heavy effects begins to sing across the music as a bell melody matches it note for note. The dual nature of the tune mixed with the electronic element in the human voice brings out a strange quality.
Celestine by Andras makes up track thirteen. It's followed by a tubular rhythmic melody that plays out across a couple of octaves. Distant and close synthesiser sounds mingle with the melody to chord and enhance with various elements. Finally, we meet Bullion and Heartrunner. It wins us over in steel string guitar bendiness while a funky bass pushes its juice into the equation. As the guitar builds on its own infusion of blues and rhythm, the bass continues to plough through the field with ample force. It's a simple and minimal entry, gathering momentum in subtle under-sonics allow the repeating phrases to shift on their foundations.
This is a great album, I got lost in it while listening. You can get a copy from Bandcamp.
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Audiophile Deep Records
TBR: 25th July
BinaryFunction plays his trademark melodic and experimental beats on this flashy EP. Awareness is made with mental health issues in mind. The global pandemic of depression, anxiety, and minor psychosis seems to be growing. Is it that we are just more aware of the symptoms, or is it that as we become more aware of the world at large, it's even harder to remain positive and lucid? Perhaps it's a little bit of both. With this idea being the foundation stone, the music hopes to shed light and give hope to all electronic music fans who may be struggling themselves.
It begins with swirling synths and an insurgent bass kick. Broken drum fills crackle across the airwaves while various sounds and phases crumble together behind. High pitched percussive blips emerge, they add yet more layering to the thick spreading of flavoursome electronica. Mingling mechanicals and atmospheric headspace combine in a cake of ethereal sound. A vocal in robot synthesis chants Modulation, the title of the track. Reminiscent of Kraftwerk, the beats and rhythmic avenues of tonality snake and curdle in a glowing orb of central sound.
A chunky bass line with vibrant undertones of flowing synth wash across for Je Suis. A sudden twist of bass kick drum brings on a heavy thumping rhythm that pulls us in for the dance. Trilling melody with raindrop like elocution sprays a glistening colour across the top side of the track. All the while, that urgent dancing pulse keeps on burning in a wholesome glow. Where as Modulation was an intellectual storyline of beats and interesting flow dynamics, this one centres on the energy in higher resolution and focus.
In all, this dualistic release contains the up and the down with equal passion and creativity. Two great and diverse tracks combined with the wonderful cover art will no doubt make this a keeper for many music fans around the world.
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Out 12th July
The New York house scene gets another boost with this smashing EP from Michael Magnan and Physical Therapy. Together, they create music under the Fatherhood icon. This latest outpouring contains four remarkable tracks with a homely sketched front cover. A sad and disturbed looking child sits at a desk while a grown-up places a cold and uncaring hand on the shoulder. Do big people always know best? Let's listen to the release to see what it sounds like.
It opens with a funky piano rhythm. Keys and chords strike a jolly melody while a drum-beat swells and evolves behind it. Bubbling phonics create a strange human layer across the top as the levels adjust and bring the music to full. Accelerating out of the starting blocks, we're soon on a great journey through bouncy and fun sounds. Tapping drums riffs and heavy dancing snare keep everything at boiling point while exploratory melody searches around for personal space. Healthy Cut has a happy edge with clapping rhythms and major scale flurries on the synths.
Raw Honey starts with an industrial surge of sound. A metallic synth note strikes in insurgent pulses while a tannoy effect radiates from the walls. Fast paced rolling cymbal strikes give an underneath pressure that froths and lifts while the steady and insistent melodics and samples keep evolving and swerving in the flow. Made of many parts, each one shifting and growing, the track builds from foundations of frantic rhythm and odd tangents of musical intent. Dragging echoes and distorted ambience combine with thrusty drums and intense acceleration.
Turning it over for the B sides, the mood shifts immediately. A smooth and juicy bass-line crafts a sleek journey across sloshy cymbals and tappety drums. A raunchy female vocal explains what turns her off in life before a drum-fill brings on an extra layer of rhythm. A clear dance energy pushes through, shimmering tones and effected loops make a mushy yet solid motion towards relaxed movement. A tweeting keyboard chirrups in neat portions of tune before the female voice re-emerges to continue with her story. Green Piece is another fun and sunshine infused number.
Next is an Art Alfie remix of Green Piece. With a strange crunched waveform, a tappy rhythm pushes from the quiet. A strange twisting motorised hum grows in the background as extra sounds grow like crystals from the rhythm. We hear the woman again, this time a small sound-byte is all it takes to kick-start the drums. Volume builds in the layers and the bass and drum loops reach outward into earshot. Relaxed and with a double side of great energetic drums, this version sounds different but can be recognised from its mechanics.
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Devils In The Dust
TBR: 19th July
We've seen him on Shtum, 777, and Lobster Theremin. Now Marvin Uhde, better known as Qnete leans out from his Leipzig window to hand over his trademark progressive, deep house and trance to X-Kalay. It makes perfect listening for a summertime classic EP. Several titles behind him already means that the groove is well established for Qnete. With a clearly defined direction in place, where we go from here will only be further into greatness I'm sure.
A laid back beat opens the music alongside psychedelic whistles and warble tones. A break marks the end of the intro and a bass plunges forward to add its wooden timbre to the flow. New bars give more openings for extra layers of percussive and melodic direction. Human voice samples dance across the icy layers in figures while crafting rhythms and synths knot together in uniform folds. Sand Progression utilises many aspects of tone and rhythm to create a one way ticket from start to finish. There's no stopping this track, the scenery shifts and evolves as the world shuffles past at dancing speed. ,
Atacama Behemoth begins with a sonic wail into oblivion. Then, a compressed beat snakes through the resistance to bring a crackled flow. Slow moving waves of motion rock the track from side to side as a synth tone lifts it from the initial starting block. Sunny horns blow from distant cliffs in a manner not too far away from The Groove Armada. It shifts, organic bells chant a hypnotic composition before a tapping beat breaks through with distorted instruments. As the pressure builds, it flips back over the show us the sunny beach again.
On the flip side of the record, we're hit by track 3. It starts on a female voice emoting a feel for the number. A mixing of abstract rhythms and windy sonics merge to make a foggy scene. Various rhythmic sections make an interesting and clever amalgam of electronics. Chirrups, beeps, and wavering sounds add flavour to a bouncy fuzz bass and staggered drums that clap and snap. It builds and the progression allows a sense of rhythmic predictability as consistent pulses and melodies push through the disjointed and experimental first half. Air Progression makes use of the build of flow and power through many avenues of mix and layer.
Finally, it's Touching Down, Taking Off. Melodic drums chatter in a wooden cacophony as tones on the musical scale bounce from side to side. A digital wavering bass tone pushes to the front. An almost dub-step quality to it gives it centre stage. Phasing beats shift from one side to another in a wave of energy while aspects of the mix reverberate and adjust in each other's glare. A digital progression evokes magical sunlight after a long night of dancing, or maybe it's the sunrise from space. A sense of flying high with a powerful story to keep us afloat makes this final number an uplifting and interesting addition.
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Body Fusion Records
TBR: August 2nd
Bobby Analog is back with a brand new batch of classic house movers. All the way from Belfast on the Emerald Isle, this producer and label boss is always ready and prepared for bringing on the dance. With influences ranging from Italo to Chicago, this EP is mixed with a double edge and a handle of melodic synthesiser sound experimentation. Earlier this year, Body Fusion made another milestone when they published an EP by an outside artist. Berlin's Long Island Sound really matched the ethos of the music label and Bobby was only too happy to offer the two Irish ex-pats a slot.
It starts with a track called Portal 1501. The synths wallow in on abstract cloud fluffs while a rampant synthesis of cymbal and kick provide a neat and minimal tempo. As extra layers fondle with the intro, and find comfy places to rest, a new element surges forward as the snare is let loose. A characteristic rhythm of tampered drum strikes provides a new dimension to the track. Great dancing fodder, the music takes on another face when new pan-pipe style synths begin to chuff and blow in happy melodics. These too change places with other sounds, uniquely blended and made to fit the jigsaw with accuracy.
A sinking feeling washes over as the second track begins. It's a good thing, don't worry. The synth voice feels like we're underwater and the light is refracting all around us. A progressive drum intro brings it forward and illuminates the sonic space. Whistle blows like a referee at a sports game cast shrill glimmers across the top canopy of sound. Then, a wandering bass with thick feet breaks open the fence and begins to churn up the pattern. Memory Sequence bristles with moving parts, each one bringing on a sense of forward dancing energy.
Next is Dreamer. This one opens on a funky bass-line. Slapped and plucked notes swell in a walk of the chord progression on four strings. Then, a juicy tone piano arrives to strike more chords, still shimmering on the funky scale. Drums roll in, stylish beats reverberate on twilling motifs before a vocal holler brings the heat up to the next level. A persistent and clear drum-line is added to the mix, culminating in an amplifying pressure between the other established parts. Repetitive melody works a treat to produce a hypnotic swirl of dance intention while the drums evolve and progress in gradual frolics of frenzied break.
Finally, we're hit with a mix of drum, synth, and low down bass. The last track starts slow, with a definitive rhythm and a swelling undercurrent that pushes with each bar. It moves on, a wood and tube mix in the bass-line gives a fluttering edge that leaps in playful tones. Synths bring in ambient flow in droning melody that feels like 90s nostalgia. Maybe someone is going to do a rap to this one day. You'll need to ask permission I'd assume. A funky beat penetrates the dreamscope to keep us focussed on the dance-floor. Energizer isn't a banging tune but it's got a progressive energy that keeps us going. Each bar seems to sit on the last, bringing us higher as the record turns around.
This is a great chilled record, full of energy that doesn't want to get in your way. Let it play, let it move you if you want to move, or just sit and absorb the ingenious use of loops and analogue synthesiser.
You can get in touch with Bobby Analog on Soundcloud
A Thought From Jupiter (Single)
TBR: 18th July
A Thought From Jupiter is the 4th release for Audiophile Deep by regular face Lewis Beck this year! That's an average of about one every eight weeks. This Dallas, Texas label can feel honoured to be able to include work by this master mixer. Drawing on traditional styles and techniques and then applying modern thought and sound design philosophy to the inspired mixes has given Lewis Beck the edge he's looking for. One foot in the history book and one foot in the unwritten guide for tomorrow's students, A Thought From Jupiter takes us on a cosmic voyage.
This six minute dancer begins with a thumping kick beat which is backed up by double timed percussion. Vocals create a tapestry of voice across the stuttery rhythm as a chunky bass line warps across the underside. A drum fill symbols a new area, extra bass with pulsing qualities adds yet another groove to move in. Layers continually pile up, bringing new dimensions and facets to the progression. Everything is building up from initial foundations made of the drum. A guitar riff on the blues scale pokes through the clouds and shines down in clarity. Repetitive loops and constant persistent progression combine to unravel a coil of growing sound. The build-up is ingrained in the track, each bar pushes the pressure up a little further.
The main course is served next to an inspired desert. This B side is a remix of the A made by Rigopolar. A funky element is brought in, catchy drums combine with spliced vocal sample to give a disco feel to the mix. Cosmic waves dance like conscious sunbeams in shifting glades of soundcraft. A neat bass kicks in, digital sounds pluck in fun and energetic rhythms, inflections on the timing allow for maximum dancing enjoyment. Gradual pushes on the vocal bring on a sun-rising feel, more daylight glimmers through with new parts of the whole bringing forth ever more illumination. Arpeggiators ring out, their melodic scales moving up and down in staircase like expressions of kinesis. With a less insistent feel but a descriptive journey all of its own, this B may actually turn out to be a lot of people's favourite.
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Dark Fidelity Hi Fi
Out 5th July
Rick Jones returns under the familiar guise of Dark Fidelity Hi Fi with a super lucky thirteen track album, hot off the presses. Let's listen to it for the first time together, it was released earlier today so grab your copy now. This Manchester based musical creator is known for experimental and diverse influences that combine into one wholesome far-out sound. Elements of trip-hop, dub, IDM, and more meld together as one uniform direction into mystery and mayhem. Billed as having new discoveries with each listen, this multifaceted and highly textured piece of work deserves to be in the favourites folder.
First track, Substancerunner, begins with a warped horn motif that builds with bells and swelling bass. Frantic hand drums pulse in from a new direction while rhythmic chimes and sonic discoveries repeat and wave in well composed lines. Extra elements of rhythm strike through as new instruments cast their melodic shadows across the landscape. Sunny drips of sound merge with subtle phonics and shimmering textures while continual percussive instruments keep the flow steady. It's followed by the tuning in of an analogue radio set. Catching the frequency gives us a spanning organ riff which builds into digital plunks on metallic arms. Glitchy sounds resonate through ample atmosphere as the rhythm evolves with the passing bars. The title track of the album, Found, is a more sentient number. It portrays a magical edge with a mixture of human and mechanical distinctions.
Next is One Thousand Years. A string and echo make a lapping water's edge sculpted from sound. Synthesised sunbeams radiate across the moving water and shimmer in glistening treble. New tones build from underneath in distilled harmonies that reach into the body. An invigorating and calming sensation brings us deeper into the music. A slow and effortless wave of sonic clarity pins us to the seat as ingenious method and intuition build a fantastic dreamscape. The progression is quick, a sudden burst of energy culminates in a lid being removed and an earthy party of togetherness and linking of futures revolves in the deck. This is followed by a gamelan of bells which roll and chime in a unique medley of colourful notes. Joined by vibrant and energetic drumming, a new injection of energy builds in the music. Ethnic strings finish the mood as harp like frills decorate the dancing beat. Jarabi Sky takes us into a scene of exotic beauty and wonder.
A symphonic ballet of strings swoop in for the entrance of Static Recurrence. They weld away the silence as blow torch sounds made from pixels spray across the lamina. An underwater sensation in accompanying synths distorts in refracting currents of luminous sound. Once again on the chill-slop, we glide effortlessly down terrain into blankets of well timed art. It folds over into a ghostly swing of sound, voice and pressure combine with a voice-over. Drums add new levels of music in outpourings that suddenly halt to bring out highlights in the composition. Tempo warbles and occasional page turning gives the song an abstract Picasso feel, with pieces scattered across the frame to make up an image we have to assemble. She Dreams perhaps points to the fractioned nature of passion and reflectivity.
A reverberating quaver reaches out from the brief silence. Cymbals and finger clicks bring on a tone of immanency while stepping tones gather in the dwindling sound. Drums cut through with ambient beats and gradual evolutionary tones. Electric charge scatters in bits and pieces while persistent tempos surge on through experimental directions. In Your Pursuit Of Modern Happiness takes on a minimal edge to reveal an edgy and cavernous mix-down. Work To Play begins with a blippy rhythm. A digital hum in the tone gives an electronic feel while upbeat and interesting drum fills break open the bottle. Snaking warbles and drooping bass adorn the framework in flags and ribbons that flutter in the breezy rhythm.
It's followed by a sample of children playing. A haunting nostalgia sweeps across the field now empty and dimly lit at night. A clock ticks and crackled frolics of melody call out over the impending progression. More ghosts return in the back of the mind to jerk the tears perhaps or just remind us how far we have come. A fruity melody calls out, bouncing tones and happy uplifting melody merge with the deep and breathy underscore. Heavenly Splinters continues into a realm of bass and swirling beats that hang from high reaching kites of sound. Crackling opens out into airy synthesiser tones that span into near infinity. There Is A Light In You cradles delicate melody on natural sounding flute while digital build-up gives perfect framing to the mixed media scene.
A space-age spectrum of sounds sear across the astral sky for the next number. Bass and treble infuse as rhythm pushes through in bursts of metalwork. Intriguing loops on the drums glide with strange vocal emotive sounds. Synthesiser and rhythm build in joining blocks which allow ever more elements of sound to join the foray. Outer Scope takes us into a far-reaching place where the laws of physics haven't been proven to be the same. Beyond the gravity well of the local star, who knows how space behaves. Perhaps the universe isn't expanding at all, only everything is getting eternally smaller. Next is Modular (Sun To The Moon). We end up in a dark cave, maybe the hull of a giant ship. Glistening orbs of sound illuminate the vast emptiness we stand in. Machines labour in lines and pods while we progress into a frenzy of motion and activity. Is this the moment we have been waiting for? A journey from the underworld into the bright lights of now where all seems to be looking to the future.
The album finishes with a sample of nature sounds. Water washes in as birds sing, inviting the music to begin. A tone ambiently drones outward, probing for a nestling space. New harmonics deliver extra support as the music reaches beyond its egg shell. It breaks down to a drum, and then silence. Found To is short and retrospective, it makes us want to go back to the beginning. Maybe we will?
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Brame & Hamo
Brame & Hamo Records
Out 24th June
Since featuring in The Electro Review last year, the Sligo pairing have been working hard. With four sell-out dates played in Australia, a feature in the legendary Mixmag Lab, and a mix made for the mystical Ninja Tunes and their Solid Steel Radio, it's amazing they've had time to make this record. It's taken tonnes of jam sessions and studio time, this 3 track EP focusses everything into something that serves up non-stop Brame & Hamo tech-house that makes you dance. Global DJs are making use of their records in all kinds of club settings, the Brame & Hamo brand is becoming extremely well established. They'll be on tour later this year as well, with dates in the USA, Canada, and in Asia.
Opener, Pressure, starts with a thumping beat. Chubby bass matches with snappy hats in a one-two rhythm that's quick enough to stand everyone up. Ghostly echoes slide in from the left and right sides in a breathing apparatus as if underwater. Wobbling synthesiser then casts a shadow across the entire image with pulsing tones, walking in time to the consistent drumming. Extra layers of percussion wander in, new levels of timing insert themselves between the dashing medley of synth and drum. Each pressure inducing bar defines another level in the escalating temperament of insistent dancing. There's a melodic breakdown half-way through. A shimmering line of crafting synthesiser snakes across the rooftops of the built-up streets and layers. Destined to build up once more, the thrashing cymbals provide a ladder for the rest of the track to climb. These are replaced by heady and pumping bass which becomes the sponge for the kick drum to begin pounding again.
Next up, a new style dance beat kicks off. It's got sloshy metalwork and rolling drums which match a steady and well manicured kick drum. Shaking tones crack the sides open as metal and wood crunch on stone. A vocal phonic breaks free, it's hard to tell if it's a yo or something that just sounds like it. Never mind though, it gives the track a feeling of fluffy humanity. Throbbing bass then sneaks in, a digital quaver in its tone like robots from science fiction, the melody swivels and swirls on the lower stave. Higher pitched sounds roll in and provide a siren like tempo which grabs us in the head and makes us move around. It simmers down for a moment, and what sounds like children playing echoes through the bubbling music. The build up is fast and with a sonic incline, the music reaches out once again with the revolving tones and waveforms of percussion. Transit is fun, it's got a sunny flavour and a classic energy that lives on forever.
Finally, we're hit over the head with Dial Up. Anyone remember the days of modem sounds and waiting for ages to see the content? Maybe these guys do. It begins with a raunchy beat, packed full of energetic drums. Synthesiser revs scratch and scamper in the bars while various samples add their distinctive qualities. Retro synth oscillations create vortices of analogue sounding bellows across a designer scale while extra layers of music and sound cut through to raise the dancing pressure. Swaying tons and rampant beats keep the track in the air as each turn on the vinyl juggles the energy and swagger in each hand. Hollers across the airwaves match up with head throbbing synth waves building and falling in regular bursts. A key change allows the track to push even higher with its intuitive moves, allowing the EP to finale on an exciting and morish edge.
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