Filed under: 001.Features | Tags: aux 88, detroit techno, keith tucker, optic nerve, Puzzlebox
The enigmatic Optic Nerve aka Keith Tucker returns with the aptly named Detropolis 12″ on Anthony “Shake” Shakir’s Puzzlebox imprint. Deep sea melodies, stabby chords and ravey basslines litter the EP which floats somewhere between shuffling techno and bubbling electro of the Detroit kind. Optic Nerve’s soothing original is a fast-paced slice of electro-techno gold, while Aux 88 up the percussive elements of Tucker’s original, escorting a plodding bassline from out back to up front. The “Detroit vocal Mental mix” sheds all but the basics and pumps up the bass, using a vocodered “Detropolis” vocal as its centrepiece. Discreet Drexciyan pads and Model 500 magic flash throughout the “M5 Central Station Mix”, closing a quintessential Detroit classic.
Filed under: 001.Features | Tags: detroit, diametric music, keith tucker, kelyn mcknight, optic nerve, techno
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’.
Filed under: 001.Features | Tags: aux 88, clone records, clone royal oak, deep house, detroit, keith tucker, marco bernardi
Marco Bernardi has a new 12″ soon to be release on Clone Royal Oak. The EP includes two deep melodic house tracks with rootz in detroit house. The track from the flip side is a collaboration with Keith Tucker from Aux 88.