Label boss Mimetic serves up three "sinister aural treats", and Danny Slade's impressed
Swiss producer Mimetic is resident DJ at Geneva’s Audio Club. This EP showcases some experimental yet oddly familiar-sounding work, an electrifying soundscape felt over three separate tracks.
First up is Deepfakes itself, which starts with rhythmic hits that are deep and distorted, then grow into a neat riff that's joined by a kick and hi-hat and forges it way ever-forward in a way that's bound to work on a dancefloor. It's described in the press release as "a fusion between sci-fi and the underground," and who am I to argue?! Next up is When We Were YnY, which features breakbeat drum patterns, bleeps and small sirens, among many other sounds which carve out a neatly chiseled soundscape for you to immerse yourself in as the sounds wash over and through you.The final track is Gone, as remixed by Manu Heme, and a fine job he does of creating a dark, immersive alien soundscape of synths and drum beats. It starts with what sound like anvil strikes in a dystopian nightmare, which build with eerie cacophony into a relentless pounding beat that sounds like the soundtrack to some future, industrialised world.
We're told Mimetic has a string of releases planned for the year ahead, and on this evidence, I for one look forward to more sinister aural treats.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 3 May
Review Score: 8