Keith Tucker is back for his second release on Diametric as Optic Nerve. Again delivering an EP full of trademark Optic Nerve funk and futurism, combining deep techno with haunting vocals and machine rhythms. From the fast paced opener ‘Virtual Depth Perception’ to the deep and otherworldly ‘Retina Display Scan’, this record showcases all the beauty of the Optic Nerve universe. Included are the three ‘Dimension’ interludes plus the acappella version of ‘Virtual Depth Perception’.
New release by Steven Tang on his label, Emphasis Recordings. Its been almost 2 years since the last Emphasis release, so its about time for a new one! The title track continues in that Chicago/Detroit vibe that we all come to know from Tang. It starts off with a bass heavy, industrial styled, drum programming before a pulsating bass comes riding along a funky melody. Just when you think you got the beef of the track, things break down to rumbling arppegiated bass roll. Them boom! Both basslines and percussion come back in for the finish! Did we mention there’s strings? Backing the main track on the flip, we have Drone and Synchronism. Originally given away as a free digital download, ”Drone” kicks off the b-side with it’s minimal, low end drums drowned in a delay effect and arppregiated bassline, subtly filtered through out this floor stomper. Rounding out the single is Synchronism, with it’s dark pad sound coupled with another arppregiated bassline and strings; very early 90’s Detroit techno vibe.
Seventh Sign presents the new release from Santigo Salazar. His sound is full of soul and warmth and is presented using state of the art production and a rich palette of modern sounds, as this E.P.