Lucas Tesoin and Thomas Maschitzke know each other for a long time since both are part of the Suspekt roster and were working together from now and then in the past. With the 'Affront EP', the Berlin-based DJs and producers teamed up for a more intense collaboration. The sound of the EP gets under one's skin with its energetic and powerful tunes but is also deep and ethereal at the same time. A record truly made for every floor, club or crowd that admires straight, resolute and soulfully crafted techno.
Affront (Original Mix)
The title track of the collaboration EP by Lucas Tesoin and Thomas Maschitzke is something outstanding. Starting with feral sounds seemingly coming straight from the jungle, 'Affront' gains a lot of momentum when the first drop kicks in. The track creates an overall deep setting, only disrupted by crystal clear hi hats, percussions and a powerful kick. Combined with catchy synthesizer sounds and its 128 beats per minute, the track is without a doubt made for the dancefloor.
Fraktur (Original Mix)
'Fraktur' is as uncompromising as possible. After introducing kick and hi hat in the first minute, the track breaks down to make space for the hypnotic melody, building up a lot of tension, which suddenly gets released by the first drop in return. The rapid beat gets muted for another time, just to give the wavy melody just enough time to build up the main drop perfectly. It truly lives up to its title as Lucas Tesoin knows exactly, how to put the fractions together to create a whole.
Insecure (Original Mix)
Steamy sounds and a deep bass drum introduce this deep and mighty track by Thomas Maschitzke, creating a gloomy yet exciting atmosphere which drags people to the dancefloor immediately. Together with sharp claps and a driving hi hat, Vocal shots complement the tribal connotation. Followed up by the only break in the track, it gives space to the melancholic but uplifting voice of Ahab Ra, initiating the flawlessly massive drop, keeping the energy at a very high level until the last second of the track.
Insecure (Boy Next Door & Pascale Voltaire Remix)
The most groovy track of the 'Affront' EP is probably the remix of 'Insecure' by Boy Next Door and Pascale Voltaire. A rhythmic bass line slowly gets supported by a snapping clap giving room to the cheerful melody. The second break steadily builds up the increasing tension until breaking down almost completely a few seconds before the powerful drop. The reinterpretation is in no way inferior to the original, leaving nothing behind but a packed dance floor.