The first volume is a feast of acid and tech delights but the series as a whole promises to spread its wings much wider
We've all DJ'd at an imaginary club.
You know the one... the club where you can play as deep or as banging
as you like and a thousand wide-eyed ravers lift their arms in unison
to pay homage to your superfly mixing skills. The club where you get
to play a six-hour set, the floor is packed from start to finish and
no-one asks for 'something we can dance to'. The club you're in,
in other words, every time you get behind the decks in your bedroom.
Well, Italian electronic music legend
Alexander Robotnick has gone one better than just dreaming of his
imaginary club. He's started making tunes to play there, and what we
have here is the first three-track installment in a series that will
eventually, we're promised, take in over 30 tracks in a wide range of
genres, from techno to jazz-funk.
Dorian is the first of the three
tracks on offer, an acid-drenched 121bpm chugger that'd work on house
and techno floors alike. The Answer Is operates in similar
territory, while closer You Have Time is a bit more overtly
'techno', with ominous synth drones and a looping, distorted "time... you have time" spoken male vocal.
"Ironic tech-house" is how
Robotnick himself describes the three tracks. Not sure where the
irony comes in, exactly, but Robotnick's three decades of experience
show here and this EP is well worth checking - Dorian in particular.
We await Vol 2 with interest.
Review Score: 9