Valencia calling. Straight from the offices of his very own Sincopat-label we see Marc Martinez Nadal a.k.a. AFFKT sending a first E.P. transmission to the heart of the Upon.You headquarters after providing serious dancefloor emissions on imprints like OFF, Mobilee, Suruba and even the legendary Skint label throughout the past years. And the new member of the Upon.You-family is truly ready to cater another distinct dancefloor statement with his Two Faces E.P. which is including two original tracks plus remixes from his fellow Spaniard Piek as well as the Finnish producer and longtime Bpitch artist Kiki. Opening the dance with the original version of Faceless Mr. Nadal turns his head into the dark zone straightaway whilst catering a fever'ish, hollow and well driving TechHouse tune sporting slightly electroid claps, a droning overall presence of tension and bass, haunting vocals plus alarmingly twisted synth eruptions and killer sirens created for maximum impact and primetime (ab)use. Still in the middle of darkness Piek takes over the controls and provides an astounding recut of the original Faceless. Whilst sticking close to the original vibe the man who is known to his parents as Nacho Gonzales adds new claps and lively, Chicago-referencing drum works in the percussive section as well as a huge, analogue low frequency bass attack that needs really massive spaces and proper rigs to display full force. A mental rave piece for sure.
The next one on remix duty is Kiki who's reworking Twice here to a moody, ever spiralling effect. Built on a super solid, rolling bassline foundation and more whispering voices chords are climbing up to new energetic heights over and over again, nicely contrasted with toolish, tension-heavy bits telling tales of dangerous streets and shady backroom business before after 4+ minutes the mighty Jack drops by for a super-effective Acid delivery and demonstrates how one single, on point loop makes a huge difference. Finally the original version of Twice leads TechHouse crowds into new early morning heights with sweetest strings, a slightly balearic, highly chromatic progressions, providing a weightless and at some points even (Neo)Trance-induced athmosphere for an emotional ride on the first beams of a rising Ibiza sun. Sonic beauty ftw.