Synkrone & Miguel Toledano
RAW HOUR EP
12" Vinyl UK
Northern Englands Luna Records Kicks Off 2014 With A Three Track Ep From Parisian Artist
The imprint has released material from the likes of DJ W!ld, Hector, Dan Drastic and Chris Lattner to name a few, honing in on a raw, organic sound that's defined the labels output and earned it a highly praised status within the underground DJ circuit. Here the label pushes on with more rugged, low-slung rhythms, this time from Synkrone & Miguel Toledano.
Opening the EP we have 'From The Stars', a percussive-led workout fuelled by bumpy drums, rumbling subs and underlying background atmospherics that ease an understated tension into the record as it unfolds over its near seven and a half minute duration.
Following is title track 'Raw Hour', embracing a similar aesthetic with shuffling, loose beats acting as the driving force, while murmuring vocal snippets and resonant sub-bass tones add a pulsating energy to the dynamism of the cut.
Then to close the 12 the duo turn in a 'Dub Edit' of 'From The Stars', a brilliantly contrasting interpretation on the original which sees fluttering ethereal pads, echoing low-pitched vocal stabs and bubbling sweeps ebb & flow throughout the record in an ever-evolving state. [txt from ]