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M_Rec Ltd 14 – Jeff Derringer - Situationl Ethics
A1: Ambition (Original)
A2: Compassion (Original)
B1: Shame (Original)
B2: Shame (Brendon Moeller Remix)
Release date: Monday 5 November 2012 (Vinyl)
Techno fans in New York and Chicago should be pretty aware of Jeff Derringer by now. Since launching Oktave in October 2009 with partner Kevin Gregor, the former indie rocker has turned a passion for deeper electronic music into a respected DJ and promoter career. But it is as a producer that Jeff has begun to earn rising recognition elsewhere—throughout the US and beyond—with his records infiltrating Europe via support from the likes of Silent Servent, Chris Leibing and Peter Van Hoesen, along with many others that have graced Oktave over the years.
A trio of Perc Trax releases saw Jeff fashion hypnotic loops into deep and darkly charged techno, culminating in the stringent artillery that landed on Speedy J’s Electric Deluxe label this summer (a collaboration between Jeff and LA protagonists Raiz). Now comes Situational Ethics, Jeff Derringer’s first full three-track EP and most serious studio statement yet. Over “Ambition”, “Compassion” and “Shame” Jeff Derringer masterfully builds tension with shamanic cyclical rhythms and punishing basslines, weaved here into potent and intoxicating concoctions from haunted beginning, viper-laden middle to heavyweight end. Electric Deluxe bedfellow Brendon Moeller then concludes the EP with a rework of “Shame” plied with signature Moeller-crafted sounds over a punchy, turbulent beat that only just about lifts Jeff Derringer’s powerful spell.
Release/catalogue number: M_Rec Ltd 14
Release date: Nov 5, 2012