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ARTIST: Carl Finlow/Dez Williams
LABEL: BASS AGENDA RECORDINGS
CAT. NO: BA044v
FORMAT: Vinyl (230 copies)
RELEASE DATE: 4th July 2016
MASTERED BY: Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio
Review - Thomas H Green, The Arts Desk. www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/theartsdesk-vinyl-volume-18-star-wars-plaid-air-fog-18-and-more
The Hacker: “Superb EP! Bass Agenda never disappoints!”
Freddy Fresh: “Dig the vibes, a nod to old school Electro sound with clever textures and nuances, 303 stabs are cool as well. 'Bleem' so far is taking it as my best pick at moment. 'Dayzov V1.1' is a banger for the floor, real nice build and a tough joint”
Juno “If this one ain't for the freaks then we don't know what is! Two legends of Electro go head to head”
Also supported on radio by Dave Clarke (White Noise 548), Zoon van SnooK, Anton Banks (The Vault) and more....
BA044v brings you two of the UK's finest Electronic music producers and live acts, each taking a side of vinyl each and showing why they've earned high levels of respect from listeners, DJs and fellow artists alike.
On Side A Carl Finlow offers up two tracks of his trademark high standard. In both cases he artfully blends the ingredients that have earned him the respect of listeners and fellow producers alike; intelligence, a strong groove, futuristic elements and that Finlow factor that you can’t quite put your finger on but just makes his material rise to the top. ‘Bleem’ is machine funk at its best, instantly infectious, hypnotic and speaking equally well to your body and mind. It builds subtly and each layer just adds to the pleasure a real escape through sound affair. ‘Chemical Bonds’ follows suit with another carefully concocted machine groove, accented by distorted riffs and a constant reminder from the vocal to ‘Don’t stop’ mid-way through the track you are somehow suspended on the plateau Finlow has raised you to, as a dystopian sci-fi atmosphere swirls around and engulfing you. These are not simplistic tracks; they just feel so right on the ears because the elements weave in between one another effortlessly; because the architect is so skilled.
On Side B no stranger to vinyl and exposure where it counts, a firm favourite of Dave Clarke and many other educated DJs of the authentic Electro sound, Dez Williams delivers three punches; all dance floor killers overflowing with energy. Interference Pattern kicks off his side of the record and heads straight for the jugular; punchy drums, infectious acid lines and crafty tempo changes guarantee a sweaty floor and ceiling at any club. Keeping the pace high Dayzov V1.1 brings a hard, fast, driving groove which strikes nicely at the sweet spot where techno and electro overlap. Lastly Whitey. This sums up the way you feel after the two preceding tracks; head a wash with crazy sounds and rhythms, gradually spiralling into that special place dance music can take you - dazed, confused and loving it.
released July 4, 2016
Side A - all tracks written and produced by Carl Finlow
Side B - All tracks written and produced by Dez Williams
All tracks mastered by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio
Label art by Loïc Lelandais - www.loiclelandais.com
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