When the duo Skudge started out in late 2009 with their first release on Alphahouse, followed by a string of underground hits on their own label Skudge Records, little did they know that they would be in the forefront of the Stockholm sound of the dawning 2010’s.
The complex rhythm textures combined by a echoing audial lightness that still runs unparalleled, paired with sub intense quick basslines and swirling percussion has been the trademark. This updated take on the techno and house crossover of today got appreciated and caught the attention of a full spectrum of artists.
With a tight release schedule, 2010 alone saw 6 releases from the Skudge hub. Culminating in 2011 with the release of ’Phantom’, the full length album release on the home imprint, followed by the sub labels that releases other artists as well.
Five years from that era, Skudge has reshaped into the solo work from one of the original artists. This change of production and artistry launches into the crates with the release of the limited full length ’Balancing Point’ LP.
During this time, the sound has shifted into new territory, where the entire A-side acts as the beginning of this grooving whirlpool of a record: quick and immense.
The UK influences that was formed in the 90’s, gets picked up and infused through the B-side, ending off in a almost orchestral piece.
The delicate subtleness of the second 12” showcases a familiar coming-of-light type of style that we so much appreciate, firmly ending the long player and leave us sure of the future.
First edition limited to 500 copies.
Peter Van Hoesen
-''Great work. Instantly likeable, great moods. I really like the more hypnotic direction of the Skudge sound.''
Basic Soul Unit
-''Nice atmosphere combined w the expected rhythmic touch from Skudge!''
-''Perfect 7am techno vibes''
"I love a bit of Skudge, me. This is a superb LP of deep techno.
Expert production levels as always. Instant stand outs for me are "Air Walk", "Vertigo'', "Thesis'' and I'm especially liking the acid intensity "Anode."
This LP is going to be getting a lot of plays. Thanks :)"
-''This is how i love my beats with a real funky drive.......
Yes skudge this is dope......''
-''great stuff, big thx!''
-''One Word : WWWHHHAAAOOUUUUUUUU !!!!!!!!!!!''
-''Great album , support.''
-''Can't wait to get into! YEAH!''
A Made Up Sound
-''the title track is the standout for me, liking aloft and tides as well. thanks!''
Nick Anthony Simoncino
-''thanks! gonna sit down for this and go through it all :)''
-''Great release! Nice one. First impressions, but might be some of my favorite Skudge to date. Immersion, Air Walk, Aloft, Vertigo, All Killer.''
-''Absolutely fantastic album, great for the dancefloor and for home listening too. I love all tracks, especially Vertigo.''
-''very cool album, all about the atmosphere and journey which I really like, digging the mix of dance and non dance material, gives me alot of optoions for playing or just home listening..''
-''beautiful collection of trax. well done. congratulations!''
-''some real gems on here, looking forward to diving in many thanks''
-''Great tunes here, many thanks!''
Tommy Four Seven
-''Brilliant as usual!''
-''Dope! lots of goodies in here!''
-''really great work emotional deep looking forward to marinating on it''
-''i think we've all been waiting for this album for like ten years now. :-D''
-''sounds really good. thanks a lot!''
-''Super solid crew!''
Hunee (Hunch Music / Rush Hour)
Mano le Tough
-''Absolute quality! Love Skudge. thanks!''
-''Huge fan of Skudge''