the ethos of m.i.l has always been to play the role of adventurer, to push forward the sounds that veer away from the main label music is love and m2222 pushes the envelope to the furthest boundary so far. kastil steps up for the 5th release on the vinyl only label with a divine techno ep. etrek kicks off the proceedings with a kick drum solid enough to shake the bones of anyone in 100 meters of it. with its eerie analogue blips and noises the atmosphere this track emits is so intriguing you yearn for all its beautifully produced twists and turns. the main riff played against the surging drum section will make this track a timeless tool for techno & house djs alike.
after releases on saints & sonnets and stay underground, it pays, berlin artist quell aligns with the mil label for the four track tomahawk which further cements his reputation for no-nonsense, stripped back house and techno music. size 7 sets the tone, a dark, underground roller with a trilling bassline and acidy bleeps that sits nicely alongside the shimmering chords and deep dubby vibes of monolame. on the b-side, harhead leads with fluid percussive rhythms and sequential kick drums to give an immediate grooveintrinsic melody. the energetic, grooveled tone continues into the last track, where are they now, a dark, technofused stripped back rhythm track with an acid tinged-feel.
MUSCLE HOUSE EP (140 GRAM RED & YELLOW SPLATTER WITH TRANSPARENT CLEAR VINYL
coloured 12" Vinyl UK14.10.15
music is love s sister label mil returns quickly returns after the dark and edgy warning ep by kastil and the tougher sound seems to have stuck around in this their 7th release. muscle house sees young irishman chris hanna step to the plate with his very own brand of tough synth driven electronic music. having just released on ejeca s own imprint this is a name you ll be hearing more of. opening the ep is drone, a rough distorted track that is narrated by the constant synth buzzing above the heavy groove laid down by hanna, peak time madness. a2. finds chris track the colonel, another furiously paced peak time track laced with a seriously evy sequenced based line straight outta detroit.
GONE FISHIN EP (TRANSPARENT WITH MULTICOLOUR SPATTER VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl UK13.05.14
for those who caught furness four 4 the floor ep, and are familiar with his work, this release is further evidence of how much of a fledgling purveyor of deep grooves and heavy-hitting rhythms furness is.