Belgian producer Damien Rodham comes to the Portuguese label
Some very fine minimal/deep tech grooves here from Belgian producer Rodham, brought to you by Portugal's Bosom Records label.
The EP's a four-track affair with the title track up first, a twitchy-glitchy but still quite house-y minimal cut with a deep-voiced male vocal saying "bass", "emotion" and "follow it into the night" at intervals, and a single saxophone parp on loop. The fairly self-explanatory Dub Alert takes us into, er, dubbier territory, with more disembodied vocal fragments and a hefty bottom end. Les Choix is a trippy number with warping synths and all manner of competing sampled vocals (many of which sound reversed, in both cases), while completing the package is Well Being, which has a deep, tribal kinda feel to start with but adds siren noises and synth screeches later on, to give flagging floors an energy boost.
If you like your techno (or indeed your house) on the deep, dubby and minimal side, this EP's a must-check.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 14 February
Review Score: 8