4 weeks ago
Saturday, 27 October 2012
AKRA - AKRAsounds Vol 2
Sonnox is up first, a languid, dreamy affair with something of that 'laidback deep Balearic prog' vibe about it. Stir Fried operates in quite different territory, being much more (deep) techno-oriented with all kinds of sinister FX and warbles, while closer Hear To Create stands out for me, a jazzy deep house groove (think Boulevard-era St Germain) sporting one of those self-help tape vocals that are so bafflingly popular… there's nothing wrong with them, I'm just surprised so many house producers clearly have so many self-help tapes lying around… and some cool wah-wah guitar work.
With three very varied cuts but the quality standard high throughout, this is well worth checking.
Out: This week
About: This comes on Nick's own fledgling UK label Teng (not to be confused with the Rurals' Peng imprint), who can be found on Facebook and Soundcloud.