Out 20th November
Deniro emerged in 2017 with the Mendoza EP and now he's back with a selection of live cuts. Taking time away from heading up Tape Records, Deniro heads over to трип in order to find some space in which to express his other talents. This EP is named after the festival of the same name in which трип Records owner Nina Kraviz introduced her audience to his body moving sounds. Techno and groove line the walls of this release, providing the very best of this artist's atmosphere.
It opens with rumbling bass and frantic blips that spurt in formulations designed to make us alert. Harmonising synths strike long-distance quick runs over hillocks and dales. Thumping bass persistently stitches the scattered tones together. Coachella being the title-track hits us with heady techno rhythms that dig out sections in the room before glooping into them. As we become nestled in the array of bass, a hat begins a simple tempo which once more lifts us up and adds extra impetus. More cymbals then smash through, quicker and vibrant, loose jangles lift further onward.
Egalize begins with a chiming harmony with juicy synthesiser bells. A vibrant underscore of rampant drumming gives a bouncy bop sensation to the bubbling mixture of upper tones. Extra layers gradually find their in as new notes and reaches gently and innocently add to the repeating melody. A cymbal joins in, for brief moments, as the progression lifts in spinning and swaying scales.
Next, a twisting scratchy rhythm smashes down next to metallic thumping sounds which resonate at various frequencies. Odd synthesiser distortions call out like strange birds as mechanical and atmospheric changes create a uniform rhythmic churning. Rubbery resistance creates friction that eventually bursts into a fire of drumming. Bass, snare, and cymbals belt out a simple yet effective rummage through the flow. Hard-hitting focus brings Needles to a tipping-point that thrusts the mood into another level.
Tainted starts with a happy sounding bass that swoops like a glider on currents of jungle air. Sticks of bass and cymbal jut from the bars in neat and uniform gestures as sunny synthesiser harmonises underneath. Bubbling sounds present as new elements of percussion are inserted. A laid-back yet full-on dance sensation washes over us as the melody glistens like oil on the hard rhythmic surface.
A quick and funky bass with snappy drums enters. It grabs us by the collar and forces us to dance. Synthetic notes playfully jog on simple scales as rhythmic elements continue to enliven the pulse. Wooden sounds join in, and the tone of the synthesiser begins to warp as if in some crazy wah-wah effect. Extra notes emerge as the oscillating groove distorts and separates into new sounds. Strange filters revel in misjoining and mutating the semblance of the synthesiser signal. Boss 303 is a clear demonstration of technical prowess.
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.