since his last full-length, ode, tin man, aka johannes auvinen, has taken a collaborative approach to acid, bringing his 303 box into studio scenarios with cassegrain, john tejada, aaaa and gunnar haslam in order to explore new territory. on acid test 11, auvinens arrived on a seamless pairing with manchester production duo jozef k and winters son. on the title track, tin mans acrobatic 303 no longer has to do the melodic heavy lifting-the mancunians provide a sturdy yet plaintive piano base that allows a duet of acid lines to cut through the heady atmosphere. interdimensional transmissions boss erika toughens things up considerably with her fates unknown remix, stripping things back to a creepy, jacking core. pendle by night underlines the ad hoc trios propensity for widescreen heft. the tracks epic, emotional tone feels like a natural product of the collaboration
SMILING THROUGH WIDE EYES (ARGY, KARLOVAK REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK10.05.16
jozef k & winter son are a formidable force. ‘smiling through wide eyes’ on skint records emphasizes their capabilities. remix duty has been handed to swedish duo mr tophat & art alfie and berlin based argy.
• club support from dubfire, steve mac, laurent garnier, nic fanciulli, claude von stroke, vanilla ace, joseph capriati, catz n dogz + more. • press: clash mix,thump premiere, mixmag review, dj mag review, blow up review, red bull editorial • limited to 300 copies and hand stamped by josef k & winter son
this release was born of a cross country trip with an 808 drum machine by thomas ragsdale aka winter son, alongside jozef k, resident of famed manchester and ibiza clubnight sankey, as they join perseus traxx to hammer electricity out of machines. with itʼ,,,s rim shots and claps and other transistor rhythms reverberating across vast distances of space, side a is stripped back and deep from the outset, pushing forward as scattered tones, arpeggiations and disjointed voices leave their trails vanishing from perception. side b tightens up from the previous reverbs and throws acid into the mix, as the two join perseus traxx and the sound becomes more raw and urgent as the three of them jam on their chosen machines.
MAY THE LORD HAVE (LUKE HESS / BASIC SOUL UNIT RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK17.03.15
with jozef k & winter sons may the lord have mercy on us all, lets play house dives deeper into the world of techno. the record includes two dubby originals--like falling angels” in addition to the titular track-as well as a pair of remixes from some of n. america’s finest: luke hess of detroit and basic soul unit of toronto. that is really all you need to know! the 30-minute-long journey is all at once calming and energizing, hypnotizing and exhilarating, accessible and heady. it is also spooky and chilling, thanks to the slow boil build of each cut on its own and the 12 inch as a whole. a truly rewarding listening experience suitable for at-home and club play alike by two of manchesters top-shelf talents.
straight ahead music presenting their twelfth vinyl & digital release from lee walker with 2 big remixes by david glass and jozef k & winter son. thanks to lee walker for keeping their tracks to sascha sonido´s label straight ahead music.