We Continue Part 1
Cultivated Electronics Records
Out: 19th July
This Cultivated Electronics debut for Manchester's Kerrie sees the sound technician produce a run of four smashing originals that mix up dizzying electro, deep-reaching bass-lines, and thrilling acid tones. Originally from Ireland, and now working in the UK, Kerrie has become an established figure on the local and international DJ circuit. With a host of shows behind her, including in New York and Berlin, it's a rare treat for this artist to get enough time to make fresh tracks in between shows. If that's not enough, Kerrie also started DMF Records, which have big plans lined up for the future.
The music begins with Heptapod K. It hits us straight away with a huge twangy bass and rhythm propped up by snare, kick, lots of effects. Cymbals rise with their friend, keyboards, to bring out a massive chunky groove that's simple to dance to yet cleverly sprinkled with salt and pepperings of percussion. Layers of rhythmic tone rumble and shake through the neat compressions and lattices of flow.
Next, a deeper and darker synth bass crawls out from the shadows. It stands up, snare greets it with a hard and snappy fire. The rhythm chokes, new synthesiser begins to garble something quietly as the bass keeps rising with power. A full-on rhythm thrusts itself into our space defined by huge bass and industrial drums. Droid Nation works like a machine and holds a magic quality of drama that can be likened to human colonies.
A strange spectral synth joins a jilted snare rhythm as bass and kick thunder through. Digital plucks form a bubbly edge that simmers on the heat of intense background sounds. The synthesisers increase in strangeness and glistening of dripping wet sound shimmer and shake on naked trees. The atmosphere thickens, a buzzing melody rampages into the soft middle like a chainsaw. Swarm fills the air with vibration and energy as a bludgeoning intensity brings out alien and odd dimensions to a choppy rhythm.
Vibrant bass with a metallic sheen breaks over hard and carefree beats that crack the glass with each pounding strike. New layers of self-similar tone roll forward, the pitch is reduced which leaves an opening for a new thread of high end interjection. Velocity holds back as thundering beats repeat over the flattened ground tampered by the marching feet of generations. They Can't Stop Us is a relentless surge through thick and restricting surroundings with strong and powerful treads.
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