With a second Turbo release out of the last three, it feels like Tiga has handed over his reinvigorated label to Andy "Sei A" Graham. It's testimony, perhaps, to the pomp that the Glaswegian producer is in right now, stitching together various swatches of the dance music fabric.
Drafting in Martyn on remix duties for the lead track, "Flux," adds extra gravitas to a fine package. His reworking takes the 8-bit riff of the original—reminiscent of Darkmountaingroup's crunching dark house track "Lose Control" on Buzzin' Fly a few years back—and melds it into a heavy-assed, dirty bass/techno crossover. Away from the remix, on "Break the Pattern" Sei A throws together rasping electronic trills, breathy vocal samples and a complex, itchy bass/tech rhythm.
The original mix of "Flux" is a growling digital rumba, the pile-driving bassline accompanied by squealing Atari video game synths and subtle vocal drops. It's one for clubbers who like nothing more than Sellotaping themselves to the bassbins at three in the morning. "Jus Appreciate" hangs heavy in the air like morning fog, a web of colliding abstract digital melodies, complex rhythms and a febrile, Stephen King film atmosphere. Like the best music, over several plays it's stuff that peels back the layers, revealing the intricacies lying beneath.
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Tracklist: Sei A - Flux A Flux (Martyn Electromagnetic Mix)
B1 Break The Pattern
Digital: Jus Appreciate
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