Record review | Sync 24 - Life Scenes EP - Electrix Records ELECTRIX003

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    • Record review | Sync 24 - Life Scenes EP - Electrix Records ELECTRIX003

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      Record review | Sync 24 - Life Scenes EP - Electrix Records ELECTRIX003
      After Carl Finlow’s electro journey in May on the "Boot Loop EP" (ELECTRIX002), Billy Nasty's resurrected label welcomes another great artist from the UK scene, namely Phil Bolland.

      No need to introduce again this awesome producer, author in less than ten years of an essential discography on labels such like Touchin' Bass, Solar One Music, and Toytronic, without forgetting his own well-respected imprint Cultivated Electronics.

      Better known under his various Cultek, Signal Type and Sync 24 disguises, the Scand parties mastermind offers here a heavy four tracker delivery, building the pressure into heady 4/4 reminiscences. "Life Scenes" sees the London based artist embodying the dark and moody electro funk genre with forward motion.

      The EP hits hard with shards of metallic sounds, and intricate lazer stabs in particular on "This Life". Rough 808 drums and deep voices leaded by big synth layers over massive arpeggiator sequences introduce the A side to propel the listener into the depths of space, reminding a bit of Aux 88 style. Top notch!

      Retro "Night Scenes" instantly following keeps the pressure alive thanks to a solid melody and old schoolish tones turning the jam into an hypnotic mayhem.

      On the reverse, Jena based artist The Exaltics (Solar One Music, Abstract Acid, Creme Org, Bunker, TRUST) compliments "This Life" with a heavy yet complex techno bass remix. Based upon a raw bass-line and enhanced by undergroung touches, the cut adds more Detroit vibes and tension while focusing on the overall original theme. Off the chain!

      Legendary Carl Finlow (Warp, Trope, Soma, SCSI, Satamile) closes the B side with a groovy rework of "Night Scenes" where bubbling synth lines fuse with pure Sci-Fi touches. Ace!

      The digital release comes with an exclusive and evil bonus version of "This Life" by Fleck E.S.C (Ukonx, Transient Force). The French producer revisits the track injecting some gloomy and cheap sounds drawn from many of his influences including horror, science fiction and B-movies.

      Dwelling on the darker side of music, Sync 24 and his friends remain faithful nevertheless to the funky side of electro to get freaks to command the dance floor. Highly recommended!

      12” Vinyl & Digital, electro

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