KUBTA (ANDRE KRONERT / HEX WOLVES RMX)
12" Vinyl D
Only a hand full of copies! TMPLTs new deep cryptic styled UK Grime / Breakbeat Techno EP features Andre Kronert sublime dub techno remixes and Hex Wolves gritty bass remix.
TMPLT’s new EP, KUBTA, is the second official release on the self-made label. The title track features basslines and breakbeats that twist around like a dark alley in on a cold London night. There are subtle nods to UK Grime as well, with some of the lo-fi synthesizers that dot the track.
Hex Wolves remix of the title track brings a run down UK Garage take on it, with shifting vocal sounds and distraught tones that are anchored by a thick kick drum. Creeping bassline bobs through the track that balances the choppy beat.
Veteran remixer Andre Kronert brings a more dub techno influence for his take on KUBTA, with two separate remixes. The first remix eludes to a better life than society is living now with the possessed SIRI/Alexa voices repeating a message about social evolution. It has a crisp and clear backdrop of metal and ambient washes, building up and breaking down while the AI is on the electronic pulpit, spreading the word of the third-wave. The second remix is the softer dub version, with defined and refined chords pulse while a tight 4 to the floor groove progresses the progressive message.
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