strap yourself in and take 4 mind-blowing hits of viers! bass to break skin and torrents of drums flow through the bloodstream. synth stabs up the spine. hi-nrg surges within. straight-to-the-face warehouse sonics with techno vertigo to elevate your heart rate. you can expect withdrawals.
after a more than well-received first release, interstate records is back with a shimmering and diverse ep. featuring two original cuts by the label heads dial tone on the a-side, plus two outstanding remixes on the flipside, the record serves as a fitting successor to the label’s thriving start.
viers clocks back in on figure duty, showing up with up for another strong statement of his unmistakenly singular style. here he is working it from all angles: straight up and searingly stoic techno opener let my mind breath is grinding away grittily, while things turn surprisingly bouncy, as genesis dishes out electrifying boom-bap-breakbeats, transporting imagery of neo-futuristic tokyo streets. as night sets in, so does the kinetic groove of oyasumi, which twirls layers of energetic movement into a thick current, zooming through the citys deep gorges of concrete and fiber glass. closing track data entry 4590 finally provides some soothing ambient tones of melancholic longing, inviting to slowly drift away into white-washed nothingness and process the bright color storm that viers lets unfold on this intense record.
dystopian dreams are often used by our minds to try out new, scary scenarios. they are the perfect playgrounds because they combine elements of our real world with speculative elements that do not exist in real life. viers gets to work on his own visions of dystopia, with this menacing 12” tripped with hidden spooks and monster pummel lines.
a year after his extremely versatile debut ep for figure, viers comes out with another batch of tunes that again set him apart from his peers both in production value and creativeness. touching on the tropes of classic detroit techno, saxton presents a beautifully delicate opening track, rife with life from within the machines while still steadily thumping ahead. it’s the mix of this vital momentum together with a certain restraint, allowing each element to breath. so much that even the slightest adjuments cause maximum effectmetro, as felt on suitably titled stomper nothing changed where everything hits in exactly the right place. same goes for the incessant dialogue of tones on zehn, which sigha expands into a pensive piece, layering soothing washes of synths. not only an exceptional ep in its own right, figure 85 further cements viers as a skilled craftsman with seemingly endless imagination.
massing almost a dozen eps and an impressive album debut all within three years, the production powerhouse that is jordon saxton finally hits home on figure. while developing various sonic identities at once, his first outing for the label as viers is a strictly no-nonsense techno affair.
the leeds based viers has set up shop with mdnght boss don found, to bring you fresh club cuts with hokkaido dance club. the first release brings you two tracks from the man himself, both of which incorporate catchy heart tugging repeated vocal lines and club shaking percussion. this is set to be the start of a very weighty future for the young label.
the latest release from breachs own naked naked imprint is brought to us by leeds based viers aka jordon saxton. part of the new wave of uk house and techno producers, the forward thinking producer already has five releases under his belt, including a 12inch on seb wildblood and apes church imprint. for his third outing on naked naked, jordon once again assumes his viers alias for another dose of dancefloor-ready techno
4x12inch set, special 15th anniversary edition, with special deluxe 4 gatefold, shrink wrapped incl download card celebrating its 15th anniversary as well as the monolithic catalogue 100, figure releases a gem-packed compilation featuring 15 artists who are shaping the current sound of the label.
jorge ciccioli is not a newbie anymore. he remixed kleinschmager audios >audio3< for rrygular, last year. and consistently in early 2011 he delivers his first techno-stomper. although with full focus on the dancefloor, >jawa< doesnt need any stereotype offbeat emphasis but throws around percussins in semiquavers. on the flip side there is no time for you to relax! the hypnotic winter solstice remix by tim xavier really knocks your socks off!