J.S. Zeiter – Three EP [LOA005]

Luck of Access, Andrey Pushkarev’s tastemaking label, is back from a year’s hiatus with a new release from an iconic name. No stranger to the world of the finest dub-techno, a Mancunian producer about whom we still don’t know much, J.S. Zeiter delivers three elegant tracks that connect the dots between Detroit-dub and ambient. On the A-side, you’ll find “Scatter” — a rolling and intriguing journey through melancholic and enigmatic dub techno that’s enhanced by drifting delays, gentle forthright drums and crisp percussion. Over on side B, you’ll meet an impressive duo. “Silent Running” is the epitome of surreal broken beats and could become a perfect set-closing track. “Absence” reveals epic and immersive soundscapes that give you a glimpse of what a dystopian future may sound like.

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J.S. Zeiter – Three EP [LOA005]

J.S. Zeiter – Universe EP [LPY05]

25 years ago, one of the most essential deep & dubby techno projects put forth its roots in the form of the ‘JS’ and ‘MCMLXV’ labels. Two decades later the consistency & quality of James’ output is as solid as ever. The aptly titled Universe EP showcases the breadth of his talent; from the atmosphere-skimming feel of ‘Refracted’, to the melodic vibes of ‘Cyclic’. The flip sees more familiar territory in the abrasive ‘Gravity Waves’, and the expansive & soaring ‘Blueshift’ has future classic written all over it.

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J.S. Zeiter – Universe EP [LPY05]

JS aka James Zeiter – JS-04 [JS004]

JS aka JAMES ZEITER - JS 04 (Front Cover)

Prime dub techno from JS Zeiter. There’s no denying his affections for Basic Channel here, reverently prostrating himself at their altar with the pulsing kicks and wafting dub chords on the A-side. However, with the simple addition of shuffled snares on the flip, the formula results in a towering techno colossus, subtly modulated from start to finish for proper heavy effect.

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JS aka James Zeiter – JS-04 [JS004]