manchester-born, berlin-based producer setaoc mass returns to his own sk_eleven imprint with his third outing on the cycles ep. here we see the artist’s propulsive brand of techno take on an extra dynamic, starting with the muscular, mind-warping drive of cyber taking control, kunfus reverts back to a highly purified, galvanising techno groove, coalescing crisp percussion and a perpetual stomp to devastating effect, whilst turning over the sci-fi indebted structured deceit adds to the strong release with its mesmerising melodies and ceaseless energy. finished of by the more downbeat, reverb-drenched, insulated mindset of escape from you.
solid void ep is setaoc mass sixth release on sk_eleven following from the reframe ep which came in december. the british producer plays to his strengths and delivers four tracks - rich in depth, texture and hypnotism. “light” falls opens the ep with its gentle ambience combined alongside welcoming, warm synth-lines. a2 and b1 “true lies” and “eurythmic” both take the tougher route, brandishing two cuts of tough techno sam is known for, always ready for the peak-time. the ep is wrapped together with a signature electro excursion “jenagan sivakuma” - rife with euphoria and groove.
berlin-based mancunian setaoc mass returns to his own sk_eleven imprint with now the fourth outing. confirming the label s emergant position as the home of purist, highly-distilled club weapons, see through marries a muscle-bound groove to arching synth strings and sci-fi encentricities for a hypnotic juxtaposition, followed closely by passive - another roller to completely loose yourself in. flipping over, the producer explores a dystopian wasteland populated by cavernous reverb-drenched claps and a nagging, mutant synth chord, whilst disrepair flaunts coates budding trademark electro strut, with bellowing kicks, crisp snares and futuristic undertones all in check.
label head setaoc mass returns to his own fledgling sk_eleven imprint with the much-anticipated second chapter ep. true to form, the release deals in bleeps and melodic sci-fi indebted elements, yet with a harder impact and a sense of urgency calibrated for the main room floor. b-side cut thunder bay ventures into new territory for the artist, diffusing coarse, broken rhythms over ominous call and response synth riffs.
sk_eleven is a new imprint focused on releasing original tracks from setaoc mass, uk. this venture will showcase old and new material with a view for quality, classy dance floor techno in its purest form.
setaoc mass - codes ep derives from where he spent most of his life, in and around manchester. the first release on sk_eleven showcases his style and love for tripped out melodies and driving low end. always adding the light to the dark in his productions.