Cedric Dekowski & Felix Reifenberg / DJ Void - Don't Drink Chloroquine EP [BinarySound 004]
- Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2020 11:25
There are certain EP’s which manage to hit the sweet spot as soon as you play them. You know instantly whilst listening to a meer snippet of each track that this is going to be a record for the bag. Every track tick’s the box... This is exactly what you have with the new Binary Sound EP. The 4th instalment of supersonic delights from the imprint, this time headed up by Cedric Dekowsk & Felix Reifenberg and DJ VOID on the reverse.
Click HERE to buy BNDSD004
"Pilcher" kicks straight into the mix with cosmic pads, dubby kicks and crisp metallic snares to grab you straight in… dark and cryptic tones are found throughout the track as the groove begins to build. Tinsel like pads and synths come in and out before the bassline drops straight in. Say no more this track has you hooked. This is pure A grade party tackle that is perfect for the dancefloor. All the elements of the track give each other plenty of room to breath and develop as you're taken on an expedition of all things wild and wonderful.
Next up is Pilcher’s twisted sister "Neptuning". The perfect blend of electro meets techno taking you through the wormhole of cosmic exploration. Mysterious pads rise beautifully along with driven kicks and tense snares. The track really comes into its own with perfect use of electro like robotic synths. This is Daft Punk’s cooler brother with 80's-like rhythms perfectly adapted and sprinkled with minimal groove, to confirm the ability of the two Germans.
We turn to DJ VOID on the flipside. Immediately, electric chords set the right mood right before retro-sounding delayed synths and a gritty bassline kick in, giving unity and compactness to the whole composition. As the track progresses, a twisted acid line makes its way into the already chaotic atmosphere, where noisy hats perfectly match with heavy claps before leaving the scene again to the main element that never left the track: dustiness and analogue harm are felt throughout.
Thus, "Dolphin Tribe" enters and instantly we're swimming amongst a sea of wondrous percussion with those classic 808 kicks and snares doing the business from the off. Electronic harpsichord-esque synths are softly introduced as the breakdown brings a touch of acid into the mix with sonic pads to bring you up and rising out of the sea into the sky.
Lastly, the digital bonus "Frametrax" is without a question one of those perfect tracks to start to lift the energy of the night again; it’s sunrise you’re starting to bring back up the rhythm and this is your weapon of choice. Dubby pads accompany a thunderous bassline which gives the track plenty of depth, coupling perfectly with light and energetic snares and claps to give you the energy. Perfect B side paraphernalia rounding the EP nicely.
Words by Jordan Diston & Francesco Quieti