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Limited to 300, 180 gm, hand stamped units; cut and mastered by Matt Colton at Air Studios, this is a strictly limited collectable 12”
As a source of new music, Rob Booth’s Electronic Explorations podcast has been one of the most honest and accessible outlets over the past 5 years. The reaction to the 61 track digital compilation - released independently through bandcamp on July 1st 2012 as a fundraiser for a new and functional web presence - was proof of the show’s ample historical influence, as seen in the hoard of contributing artists, and the kind of demand it experienced upon release attests to the commitment of his audience.
EE001 is a four track collection of some of the many highlights from that expansive compendium namely Akkord’s ‘Surge’, Kahn’s ‘Polar’, Ruckspin’s ‘Belong’ and ‘Hershey’s Back’ - the first official release from Milanese since 2009’s Lockout EP on Planet Mu. It’s testament to Booth’s A&R ear that the four cuts sound like they’re so perfectly cut from the same mould when they’re made by four different producers, but it’s as a physical artefact that the record comes into its own. Pressed onto heavy 180gm vinyl the tracks verb and flex with a real poise, united by a love of thick, tense sub bass with each producer’s unique sense of rhythm punching out over the top of it.
On the A side shady Manchester outfit Δkkord meld their layers of sound sparsely on ‘Surge’ letting the internal waves of the bass pulses drive their own way through the minimal deployment of measured percussion before Milanese explodes into ‘Hershey’s Back’, a heavy set pound through his iconic union of jungle snares, low end and hardcore attitude.
On the B side Bristolian meta-talent Kahn distils an icy atmosphere and drawn out snare drum tail into ‘Polar’, one of the most gorgeously crafted beats from the entire compilation, whilst Leeds producer Ruckspin notches the step up a little on ‘Belong’, one of those effortlessly rolling 140 beats he’s always been so good at crafting.
A1: Akkord – Surge
A2. Milanese – Hershey’s Back
B1. Kahn – Polar
B2. Ruckspin – Belong
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Press for the 61 track digital compilation:
“as fascinating a compendium as anyone has assembled yet.” – Philip Sherburne, SPIN
“it’s a whopper.” – FACT Mag
“truly maddening and inspiring.” – Sonic Router
“a blockbuster hit!” – Headphone Commute