INVISIBLE IN THE DARK EP
12" Vinyl UK
Four dubbed out house and techno hypnotisers from Harrison BDP.
Harrison BDP returns to Shall Not Fade for his seventh release for the label, this time on the house-oriented Lost Palms sub-label.
The prolific Welsh producer has gained well-deserved attention for his consistently exciting work over the past few years. He is rooted in the deeper side of house but experiments with minimalism and techno. Fresh off a release with French dub techno label Berg Audio, Harrison BDP brings some of that same energy to this smooth four-tracker.
‘Invisible In The Dark’ opens the EP up with a spaced-out, dubby house vibe. It builds slowly into a beat for filling a darkened dancefloor, coupled with melancholic strings that are gently soothing before the drop. The second track, ‘Slugs’, takes you back to the producer’s UK roots, a chugging garage number with choppy vocals and rave inflections - it’s a dirtier track than the first to close the A-side. The B-side is made up of two longer cuts - ‘Hate The Taste Of Whiskey’ is a return to the housier sound we know from Harrison BDP, starting off minimalist but opening up into soaring pads and clubby stabs - one to lose yourself in. The EP closes with its grooviest offering in ‘Departure’. Built over a sultry, enticing bassline that’s hard not to dance to, the finishing track is upbeat and playful, channeling retro house with a hook guaranteed to get stuck in your head. [info sheet from distr.]