Dempa is back with a four track EP that remains faithful to his particular brand of deeply twisted beat-smithery. Trusted into the hands of Little Beat Different, there was no way these ruff and ready dance floor ready demos were going to slip away.These four tracks delve deep into techno territory . Built for the dancefloor and dancers who possess a somewhat acquired taste. Both sides of the record are perfectly balanced. The first is quicker in tempo, with the second one focusing on the more psychedelic side of things. Dempa cooks with the finest ingredients and naturally the results are full of the right flavours.
The second release in Endless Illusion’s series of Split EPs comes from Marcos Cabral & Daniel Araya and features two tracks from each artist. New York’s Cabral is known for his experimental IDM and techno on labels like L.I.E.S. while Daniel Araya has recently released an album of acid, techno and industrial on the Classicworks label. Araya’s ‘We Almost Lost Detroit’ is first and is a truly haunted deep techno cut with sparse acid undulations and a real sense of manic in the rasping synth lines. Softer pads in the background only add to the spooky nature of the track. ‘Ghost Bass’ is the other Araya cut and this one is more up on its toes, with mid tempo kicks down low and wonky chords up top. It’s a mind melting tune that trips deep into the night. ‘Live At The Egg’ is Cabral’s first effort and is a lonely and icy techno track that is supple and seductive in its long lines and paddy drums. After getting you into a state of hypnosis, some freaky vocal sounds only add to the unsettling nature of it all later on. ‘Cuts & Bruises’ rounds things out in squelchy and depraved techno territory. Muted acid stabs are off in the distance as swampy drums suck you in from the front. It’s a brilliantly odd tune that close out a fine EP.