Matrixxman – Sector II: Acid [DKMNTL045]

Matrixxman has been a Dekmantel regular for a couple of years now. The San Francisco producer continues to impress with a new triptych for Dekmantel Records. Over the course of three EP’s (Rhythm, Acid, Polyphony), Charles McCloud Duff displays his versatile and original take on house and techno. The concept of the triptych is to explore the range within the confines of a particular limitation.

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Matrixxman – Sector II: Acid [DKMNTL045]

Matrixxman – Homesick [GI245LP]

Matrixxman uses his debut album to evoke visions of a not-too-distant-future with music made both for the dancefloor and the early morning zone-outs that follow. These are the real world applications of Homesick, though Duff comes to it all from an entirely different mindset. “We will have the technological capability to fully map out a human brain in its entirety within 30 years,” he starts. “The implications of such a possibility are deep and far reaching. We will be crossing a rubicon towards a new phase in human consciousness. I am one person that is prepared to take that step.” Once you emerge on the other side of Homesick, it seems possible that Matrixxman already has.

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Matrixxman – Homesick [GI245LP]

Matrixxman – Stuxnet [SPC129]

Rich with analog ideas, Matrixxman shows his interests in deep Chicago moods with techno futurism. StuxNet follows the futuristic path Matrixxman has carved out with two new acid-leaning cuts: StuxNet I and StuxNet II paired with two Amulet EP stand-outs, Venetian Mask and The Caravan, remixed by Hieroglyphic Being and Silent Servant.

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Matrixxman – Stuxnet [SPC129]

LA-4A / Matrixxman – Split EP [DELFT004]

LA 4A/MATRIXXMAN - Sweat

Two tracks each from Delft label boss LA-4A and comrade Matrixxman with a featured appearance by Vin Sol. LA 4A’s lead cut “Sweat” it’s acid techno that straddles the perfect temperature between lukewarm and too hot. The A2, “Harness”, still has an acid vibe, but this time around it sounds more like Plastikman beaten down and remixed by the Restoration crew. Meanwhile Matrixxman delivers gritty flexes of rave in a track that fluctuates between something like Yello’s “Oh Yeah” and Claude Von Stroke’s “Who’s Afraid Of Detroit”, while “Acid City” sounds like Steve Poindexter’s “Work That MotherFucker” with DJ Pierre on the 303.

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LA-4A / Matrixxman – Split EP [DELFT004]

Matrixxman – 808 State Of Mind [DELFT001]

After the introductory acid dose of DELFT 00X, label founder LA-4A’s Levelled EP, Delft introduces the second of its repertory players, Matrixxman. DELFT 001 delivers more tough dancefloor-focused machine music, crafted by the San Francisco producer who already made a splash in 2013 with the killer techno cut ‘Protocol’.

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Matrixxman – 808 State Of Mind [DELFT001]