2018 Nov 04     
2 Bit Thugs

His debut for Alan Fitzpatrick's label is a very solid four-track EP

Anthony Cardinale, AKA Avision, is a young producer from New York, and here - after releases on labels such as Intec and InMotion - he makes his debut for Alan Fitzpatrick's We Are The Brave. He caught the attention of the label boss with his chuggy and deliciously deep beats and the rest, as they say, is history.

The first track, The Come Up itself, starts with a pounding, relentless kick and percussive loop, then introduces a stabbed filtered synth riff with a string line in the background and various other sounds to make a very solid opener. It's tough but emotive, and sets the pace nicely for the tracks that follow, the first of which is Get It Right. This has an air of Lil Louis’s French Kiss about it, with a relentless backbeat and almost moaned vocals that appear at regular intervals, along with claps and an open hi-hat pattern that give it a strong rhythmic feel. 

Next up is Out Of Sight, which begins with a repeated vocal sample, synth stabs and light percussion, which play until the introduction of a relentless kick and a tizzy hi-hat pattern. The track certainly has a chugging feel to it and works on a number of levels, all of them good. Finally you have On The Floor, which I would say describe as the most evolved track here, with more complicated programming than the rest and a slightly swung rhythm which makes a refreshing change. 

All four tracks are great building tools in a techno set and I look forward to playing them all over the coming months. A very accomplished release that showcases the work of this fast-rising young techno producer perfectly. 

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 2 November



Review Score: 7




Tags: Avision, We Are The Brave, Alan Fitzpatrick, techno