- Release Date 2018-04-20
- Label Restructured Recordings
- Catalog RES098M
The brilliantly nimble 'Music First' opens the EP with bouncy drums and well-crafted synths that bring a cosmic feel to the grooves. Serene pads linger in the background to bring that Detroit flavour, and filters add dynamism to the track to ensure it's a thrilling ride.
The heady 'Lofi' is a little deeper and more heads down, with dubby drums driving forwards. Huge hi hat ringlets bring a classic techno feel and exquisite synth arpeggios unfold in the skies above to keep people marching. Ireland's Ian O'Donovan is a techno veteran of labels like KMS and Tronic so is perfect to remix. He flips the track into something special with chords jumping up and down. It's a fluid groove with metallic surfaces and smeared sounds all adding to the lush and futuristic feel.
Rounding out the EP is the brilliantly soulful 'Eastern Market', which has chunky house drums programmed in funky patterns. Woozy synths add to the playful feel of the track as it builds the pressure and keeps you locked.
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1. Music First
3. Music First (Ian O'Donovan remix)
4. Eastern Market