Doc Daneeka’s,Ten Thousand Yen, has been on my radar for the past couple of years boasting a good honesty to sound and forward thinking grooves. The latest release from the british imprint come way of emerging trax craftsman, Presk. The Saluki EP is a four track affair, that sits nicely between the worlds of experimental techno , and bubbly house.
The title track, “Saluki”, is a bass-line lead groove with intuitively forward moment. The bass tones are muted with bright coloring synths and vocal sample passing by the narrative in plunging splashes of brilliance. There is no boredom or monotony. “MOD1″ is a wide pulling house jacker, in with the dynamics of the drums and synth stabs pull the track apart to create jumping groove. The moody engagement of the record, Rais, features a deep-set of dark filtered breakdowns, and scattered wide delays, and evolving stab. The bass is rounded and elegantly understated, and give a necessary drive to the track. The riskiest track comes at the end of the album with, Vigor, a two-step broken track that feels like an homage to the sounds of Hessle Audio.
The record is out now, and ready for club consumption. With a good range of energy and emotion, this would be a great addition to any resident dj’s record bag. The versatility of the record, and tasteful textures will sure to give a soothing taste of fresh air to the dance-floor.
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words | Cassidy