Waverider is back with a bang after a break away from releases with this big vocal hit, very much on the same tip as his past releases, very catchy festival music.
US producer Mike Parker has a distinctive sound and if you’re not a fan of his linear, tonal techno then ‘Cave’ is probably not for you. On the first version, he plots a path between F.U.S.E-style acid intensity and his own tunnelling hypnotics. The second take, while not as intense, is the better track, with the Geophone boss delivering a more subtle groove and acidic pulses that seep under the listener’s skin.
If ‘Chimes’ is anything to go by, then the full four-track EP — that we are still waiting to get our grubby little mitts on — should be a bit of a belter.
Norwegian producer Retape delivers a diverse release for Dutch label 030303. While some of the tracks make nods to the imprint’s love of the acid sound, there are enough twists and turns to keep fans of Detroit techno, Hague electro and Italo happy.