MTK 005: Jensen Interceptor - Interception
Hardened by years touring the world as half of pseudo-kitsch acid-electro force Light Year, and now gone solo, Jensen Interceptor is unleashing the raw, elastic-funk techno of his darkest dreams upon the world.
Born and bred on the tooth-chipping boardwalk of Sydney’s Maroubra beach, Jensen Interceptor’s special breed of techno is inspired by both the brutal simplicity of Berghain and the panty-dropping vibe of west-coast rap. The party-friendly sound that made Light Year world renowned has been transposed into Jensen Interceptor’s world; a darker, stranger place. Witness remixes of Nickel (ex-Hey Today!) and Motorik labelmates, The Finger Prince and CSMNT61, as prime examples of this – with play from all corners of the spectrum, from some of the world’s foremost Djs like Erol Alkan, Sinden, Brodinski, Tiga and Simian Mobile Disco to underground techno selectors du jour like Black Asteroid, Max Pask and Motor.
After a year locked in his Sydney studio, his first EP is ready to hit the racks. Synth-laced, Roland-driven minimalism for maximalists, or maximalism for minimalists. This is Jensen Interceptor. Stripped back, fast-back funk. Acid techno at 808,000rpm. Raw, unadulterated, visceral power. Engage clutch, shift into top gear, and hit accelerator. Rinse and repeat.