Q3A – Deva Station EP [126DSR]

Route 8 back to his techno project Q3A dropping some heavy grooving tracks. The talented Hungarian producer is back with four more cuts of techno and electro excellence, club tracks that ooze atmosphere and intriguing details. The Nameless Place kicks off with a tense and tangled techno track that is urgent and slick as is hurries on through damp underground caverns. The Very End of You completely flips the script and is a slow motion bit of dub. With only sparse kick drums, the focus is on the cavernous pads that smear in huge arcs as watery droplets and heavenly chords add to the brain soothing effect. Temple of Retribution is back to techno, this time with loose, jumbled percussion and clipped drums cantering along at high speed. Again it’s roomy stuff with no real edge, the Deva Station drops into house mode, wriggling drums and distant vocal cries finished off with some classic Detroit keys. It’s a high tech, soulful track that closes out a diverse and devastating EP.

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Q3A – Deva Station EP [126DSR]

Interval 100 @ Cluj-Napoca, November 29 – December 4, 2016

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Route 8 – Mental Murder EP [FARB003R]

The third from Farbwechsel and the first one from Route 8 is back on vinyl. ‘Mental Murder’ EP is a lo-fi jack gem with four original tracks and a remix from the Houston-based house wizard Miguel Flaco. ‘Mental Murder’ is a fateful stab wound with a blunt, rusty knife straight to your brain, which causes a kind of lobotomy happiness.

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Route 8 – Mental Murder EP [FARB003R]

Route 8 / S.Olbricht – Selected Works [GFEP002]

Madrid’s Go! Finger takes the vinyl path again launching some selected tracks from one of their most notable cassette releases to date: Route 8 and S. Olbricht’s “Ste Pwri Tmod – Selected Works”, Budapest’s Farbwechsel duo’s early efforts together on Go! Finger. This EP includes S.P.T. Ballacid’s original live recorded tracks “Don’t Miss Us Florida” & “King County Metro Transit” plus their respective Route 8 & S. Olbricht remixes. Amazing raw analog deep jam cuts.

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Route 8 / S.Olbricht – Selected Works [GFEP002]

Q3A – Space Chamber [114DSR/Q3A-1]

Route 8 under his alias Q3A serves up a sumptuous four track EP, Space Chamber, on the Delsin label and it touches on many different styles with equally great results. ‘Lost Souls’ is first and is an expansive bit of well driven deep house with rich synths and cavernous innards that really suck you in. Next up is another serenely crafted bit of atmospheric house with dusty drums and lose hits all backed with heavenly pads and retro bass. The first of the b-side tracks is a chunky acid kicker with angelic vocals drifting up top as a controlled 303 line rips up the foreground. Spaced out and deep, driving yet emotive, it is a moving bit of club music before the B2 trips you out on a silvery electro tip with its icy lines and slap-funk snares.

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Q3A – Space Chamber [114DSR/Q3A-1]

Route 8 – This Raw Feeling [LTWHT004]

Route 8 returns to Lobster Theremin with a very special four-track white label of emotive dreamscape house and heady techno. Expanding on the ideas and themes he explored on last years’ Dry Thoughts EP, Route 8 slides fresh out of his New Age synth shell for 2015, adding crystalline electro and tool-room clattering house to his emotionally charged sound palette.

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Route 8 – This Raw Feeling [LTWHT004]

VA – VA01 [FARB011]

The Hungarian Farbwechsel’s first vinyl release has arrived, and it’s a real international effort featuring five artists from four countries on four tracks. Gazing through the Venetian blinds, it’s the label’s promising talent, Route 8 kicking it off with a vibing, 90s inspired house cut. Next up, Lumigraph and Patricia reset with a slow-churning, acid-flavoured techno. It’s the sort of track you would expect to be played on an endless loop in all coal mines 500m below ground level. On the back side, Farbwechsel’s founding father, S Olbricht gets in motion with the weirdly melodic. To close it off, it’s another label head, Basic House of Opal Tapes fame testing your stamina with the EP’s most direct, uptempo track.

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VA – VA01 [FARB011]

VA – Indelible Expressions EP: Part 1/2 [APPIAN007]

Appian Sounds is fast becoming a reliable source of extra-special deep house. This latest split EP, featuring tracks from a trio of rising talents, is another must-have release. Newcomer Jock Burton impresses with “Dolmen”, a chunk of loose and spacey deep house, that comes with a Slowburn’s remix, which adds a bleep style sub bassline and tools up the percussion. RDMA’s “Syeeda” is ultra-deep and heavily electronic – the kind of track you want to both dance to and immense yourself in while horizontal – while Route 8’s “Hemitropy” is a pleasingly dusty trip into yearning, half-remembered deep house

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VA – Indelible Expressions EP: Part 1/2 [APPIAN007]

Route 8 – Dry Thoughts EP [LT004]

Budapest producer Route 8 follows up his exceptional debut EP for Nous with an excursion into the depths of his private production world on ‘Dry Thoughts EP’. Hazy summer pads drift over tight, rhythmic drum patterns and crystal synth lines with skittering rhythms and jacking interludes providing a further study into his analogue, machine-led style.

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Route 8 – Dry Thoughts EP [LT004]

Route 8 – Eleda EP [US003]

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The third release on Greek imprint Nous comes from Hungary based producer Route 8, offering five cuts of serious house music. It makes subtle allusions in places to 90s era minimal masters such as Carl Craig, while at other points paying judicious homage to UK trailblazers from Sheffield’s golden era; beyond the canny reference points however each track on the Elada EP is underpinned with an obvious love for the slow-burning soul of deep house.

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Route 8 – Eleda EP [US003]