Legendary techno don, veteran producer and long-time Far Out contributor Kirk Degiorgio, released his Sambatek album on Far Out back in September 2013 to a great acclaim. Sourced from classic samba drum breaks and organic percussive elements this 12 inch offers three of the finest original tracks from that album.
As ever Kirk Degiorgio brings his A game to this release for the Far Out family. From the funky, wobbly, early Detroit sonics of the opening track Prazeres, to the samba-infused stabs of Morro da Formiga and the booming warehouse rave ethic of Dende, this 12” transposes the essence of ‘ritmos do Brasil’ into the late night peak time techno soundscape Kirk has enriched for over 20 years.
With a career spanning over two decades Kirk has come far from his upbringing in East London. Creator of the label ART (Applied Rhythmic Technology) in the 80’s, Kirk released the early works and productions from B12, Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, The Black Dog, Photek, Stasis amongst others. Kirk’s own productions and remixes throughout these past two decades have been also released by such labels as Mo Wax, Planet E, Ubiquity, Versatile, Peacefrog and many more.
Keeping intact his soul boy roots Kirk reflects a Detroit sound incorporated with funk, jazz and soul influences which has resulted in a series of projects working under such aliases: As One (which made the Muzik top 30 in 1994/95), Offworld (Full LP on Far Out), Esoterik, Elegy and Super-A-Loof. Remixing artists as varied as Azymuth, Coldcut, 4 Hero, Innerzone Orchestra, Papo Vasquez and many more proving his musical spectrum has no boundaries.
“New Kirk Degiorgio ‘Sambatek’ project is what we all need” - Gilles Peterson
“Great quality techno, will play out for sure, Kirk’s music always sounds great on the dancefloor” - Laurent Garnier
“Love it. Kirk made a great record there.” Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister/G-Stone/Compost) [info from label]