speed and dust

Dusty Kid (a member of Duoteque) has been raising quite a storm recently, what with his monstrous "Tsunamy," his tracks' Bodzin-like bass throb, and a penchant for whooshing, high-frequency washes and melodic stabs. One of his more recent singles from the Anatome EP Volume 1, "Psika," is more evidence that the Kid knows how to create banging techno with class.
"Psika" begins with a percussion and didgeridoo-like loop that does a stellar job of introducing the pulsating bass that crawls throughout the track. The dominant melodic synth line is a sinister collection of four close notes, and the eventual secondary line-- like plucked violin strings-- creates even more of a claustrophobic atmosphere. Then, the original line is opened up and liberated by high-frequency stabs, only to be stripped away to make room for a single-note ride accompanied by a return of the secondary melodic line. The valleys are tensely bare and the peaks explosively lush in near-perfect juxtaposition. The Kid's various melodic lines are eerie and highly effective for a night's peak hours, when the room is full and the crowd more willing to give themselves over to beatless moments of wild (and foreboding) melody.

Dusty Kid- Psika (Original Mix)

Though I promised to include a Jacek Sienkiewicz track in this post, I decided to opt for a track by another Pole, Lukasz Seliga, who goes by the name SLG. With records on Trapez and a wide following in his home country and Germany, Seliga is among the Polish DJs making serious headway into the rest of Europe's burgeoning techno scene.
From the city of Lodz (pronounced 'woodge'), most famous for its film school, Seliga brings us a track called "Lodz Fabryczna," a funky tech-house number that gives insight into SLG's style. First off, the bass line drives the track, providing the electro-house beat with a degree of glide and wetness that would otherwise be missing. Distorted secondary bass moves in eight-notes on the third and fourth counts, and high-frequency surges couple with more stabbing synths to create some heady and wonderfully busy moments. Additionally, synth washes and secondary percussive elements add a bit of spice to the somewhat stringent beat.
Many of SLG's tracks work in similar ways-- working with syncopation and exceedingly funky bass-lines, he builds tracks that are busy without being noisy, minimal without being 'spare' in his choices, and so on.
So go on, enjoy "Lodz Fabryczna," from the Sopot EP on Channels Records.

SLG- Lodz Fabryczna

Next post: who knows? Something good.

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