Alexkid & Alejandro Vivanco
12" Vinyl NL
Techno Deity Alexkid Teams Up With Chilean Talent Alejandro Vivanco For The Tenth Wrong State Release, Serving Up Two Slabs Of Juicy Tech And A Couple Of Killer Remixes To Boot.
AlexKid's reputation proceeds him, with a decade of releases on Laurent Garnier's F-Communications imprint followed by music in more recent years on REKIDS, NRK, Freerange, Moodmusic, Harthouse and Octopus to name just a few. Vivanco has been a resident DJ at Santiago's La Feria since 2001, helping propel the Chilean electronic music scene forward with his sets, parties and releases on Leena, Sound Architecture and Eukahouse.
Get Ready keeps you guessing, gradually building on its head-nodding rhythmic backbone with incessant swathes of funk-fuelled bass, before drawing in hazy reversed chord patterns. Moving from tough and aggressive to deep and contemplative, it's a beautifully subtle piece of work,
Camancho intrigues from first note, off-beat chord stabs and rumbling bottom end creating a dub riddim vibe before a choppy broken beat springs into life. Bruising kick patterns add to the weighty rhythm, atonal synth blips amplifying the mysterious feel.
Camancho gets two deep re-rubs. Love Letters From Oslo and Cargo Edition producer Michael Melchner delivers a wonderfully restrained remix, immensely deep and laden with seriously low subby bass tones. Soft, widely-panned chime notes and distant blasts of FX add to the hypnotic vibe. Kizt round off the package with his remix, drafting in some bugged out discordant synths to do battle with his reworked rolling groove. [txt from ]