stand out biz from iridite! a must have for fans of classic 90 s uk deep electronic music - stasis, black dog, art, ifach etc
glasgow s seldom heard iridite returns with a track each from label boss jason brunton and broken 20 s production unit
the first release from iridite in 8 years sees them returning to their roots with a multi artist release of glasgow house and techno at its finest. the fourth release on iridite from simplon does not disappoint deeply unusual but emotionally charged techno, it twists and turns throughout and bears repeated listening to fully understand its depths. for fans of shake, terrance dixon, model 500 and futuristic sounds. fresh from his two releases on the nuclear family, laurence hughes revives his elijah moniker for the most dancefloor friendly track on the ep. label boss jason brunton heads up the rear with january, a deep slice of spaced out four/four action with a sting in the tail.
first up sees the new methodology track in full on dance floor assault mode - serious break-fuelled techno with rolling drums, off beat funk elements and big stabbing chords moving in and out of fx laden atmospheres at a fairly furious pace. the b side introduces yet another incredibly talented producer from the iridite stable - mike singleton is a regular dj at glasgow s internationally famous monox club as well as being one of the chief tech-heads and all round music know-it-alls at rubadub records. his track here will appeal to anyone who likes to be genuinely shaken up by a track - it s got the lot - cutting edge production techniques, heartfelt melody, intricate and complicated programming, bassline turning and twisting almost inside out, fantastic fx, but most of all >the funk<! methodology round things up with another mutant house/techno hybrid track - all shuffly percussion, filtered samples and a mournful, string laden climax, layered with weird bleep-ing riffs and super-sub bass
moving away from the multi artist approach of the previous 7 releases, ir-008 sees jason brunton take a more direct approach to the dancefloor with this straight up techno workout. stabbing chords run amok over a xxl moroder-esque bassline-hints of basic channel, carl craig and the shuffling rhythms all combining to create something both fresh and familiar at the same time. since his initial outings on headpace and iridite many years ago, marco bernardis career has went from strength to strength with a string of releases on glasgows soma records and a fruitfull relationship with the dutch masters clone- here he takes mixed metaphors in a new direction- crazed synthetic vocals combine with ice cold strings and electro beats worthy of any aux 88 or kraftwerk release! rei loci turns in a superb reworking, moving into deeper realms and coming off like early robert hood crashing into maurzios back yard!
side a brings the original sound of chicago acid sharply back into focus, subtly reusing the elements that made those records so special whilst bringing the sound up to date with modern production techniques and banging drums whilst maintaining the wigged out alien sounds of the time- for fans of everyone from todd n tadd to eddie fowlkes to sleep archive. the flip side brings a truly amazing track from rei loci again- playing with all manner of spaced out fx laden elements, and underpinned by the subtle interplay between machines- dreamlike, deep, intense and epic in all the right sense of those words this track sees rei moving into a more mature and complete phase in his production
when iridite started out they really wanted it to represent a wide selection of electronic music - at the time, many of the bigger labels (and many independent ones too) seemed content to pigeon hole everything, generating sub label after sub label, each with its own micro-scene or genre. over the years we feel we ve done a pretty good job of steering clear of the obvious but we were still lacking a little in one important area - house music. although >ga< isnt straight down the line standard house music, it s instrumentation, simple repeating bassline and beats give forward motion that fits nicely with a more old school version of house along with some percussive vocal stabs and eventually, a huge synth string climax- like a cross between early ron trent, fingers inc and kenny larkin. the b side gives us two tracks from one of the most talented young producers working in the field today - jamie greer, who s tha poke guise gave us one of the highlights of ir004 (uncommon sense), moves >fall fwd< in strong style with his unique take on the (original) detroit sound - remaining completely individual, his sound is instantly familiar and yet never derivative or tired. both tracks have the energy to survive on the dance floor but the subtlety and depth to bear repeated listening at home - proper techno