after a break of six years matt returns to his off-key industries imprint with a varied blend of trippy warehouse belters, sun drenched spine tinglers and slow motion acid. already receiving support from the likes of marcel dettman, santiago salazar, perc, truss and others. its also been downloaded for richie hawtin & marco carola, whatever that means.
nice price deal !!! following on from the in demand subliminal kid release earlier this year, this sick new ep from label boss matt o brien serves up a fulsome diet of deep, dark and mindbogglingly wonky house and techno, in a release that is the apex of matts production skills to date. kicking off, the aptly named gauntlet throws down fuzzily tweaked and flanged raw beats, married to dizzying, tremelous synths, darkside stabs and general dancefloor frenzy. dodaso flips the script, sounding like a million orthogonal genres colliding and combining in deep dub sub space, underpinning the delicate melody while splurges of colour obliterate your senses. this is very different to anything else out there and will appeal to a wide range of djs and floors. rounding off the ep, blackwood freestyle at first sounds deceptively simple, hiding its dark secrets like an insane clockwork puzzle, unfolding like hell raisers lament configuration with each listen revealing uni-maginable contortions that pull you further into the groove.
already receiving big support from peter van hoesen, norman nodge, marcel fengler, perc, brendon moeller, len faki, laurent garnier and more. following the recent success of his starting over ep on belgian tastemakers curle, matt heads home to off-key to release his strongest work to date.
first track >bloom< whispers sweet nothings in your ears while shimmering synths caress your neck and skipping percussion dances around your groin. unable to resist, you let yourself go and >without warning< spikes your drink, drags you into a filthy warehouse rave and leaves you grinning maniacally under a flickering strobe light.
incredilbe package with remixes by schatrax, kink, todd sines as .xtrak, kink and the subliminal kid. the result of schatrax take is a typically beautiful and deep reworking. todds remix of dodaso is typically fucked up and funky in true .xtrak style. kinks version of the gauntlet remains quite faithful to the original whilst also instilling it with his own trippy and unique style. last year peder mannerfelt, aka the subliminal kid, sent me a track which became the only track released on off-key through a demo submission. blackwood freestyle has mutated under the hands by the subliminal kid into a rolling dub inflected groover.