DSK005: A Taut Line / BD1982
A Taut Line / BD1982
After spending time soaking up nostalgic rays on the coastlines with the debut Greeen Linez EP, Diskotopia now ventures off into a day-to-night journey with label co-owners A Taut Line and BD1982. The Diskotopia team offer up two mind-melting tracks backed with exceptional remix assistance from BNJMN, Murlo, Pacheko and PhOtOmachine on this release, Diskotopia’s fifth for 2011.
BD1982 begins the day with the soca-infused, grimy workout of Calenture; full of skittering toms, searing synths and an infectious vocal call-to-arms. As the sun starts to set A Taut Line takes things deeper into the humid sleepless city nights for In This Heat with hypnotic gamelan-esque hits, haunted strings and driving rhythms.
Venezuela’s all-around bass music ambassador Pacheko pushes Calenture even further by introducing a kuduro attitude with choppy vocal cuts, unforgiving percussion and a relentless energy that would make anyone draw for their whistle. Building on the killer sounds on his Techicolour EP, released on Super, Photomachine brings In This Heat squarely into the dead of night by dropping a frenzy-inducing 303 lead and electro-indebted kick/snare pattern which would be fit for the heads-down and hands- in-the air crew alike.
Brighton up-and-comer Murlo takes Calenture to carnival heights, refitting the original with an overall gully-workout aesthetic full of MIDI-marimba-tinged melodies, sino-grime strings and an upbeat vibe fit for settling into dusk. BNJMN, fresh from releasing eye-opening material on Rush Hour and Svetlana washes In This Heat with hazy-synths, jackin’ rhythms and a swirling pace that pushes the tension further into a dream-state darkness.
You can stream the whole release in full HERE
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