Porto is perhaps one of the last places you might expect to find a bit of bass-driven, 2-step-inspired dark house which is perhaps why Trikk has upped sticks from Portugal and headed to the home of musical eclecticism, London. On this brief evidence, Trikk—Bruno Deodato to his mum—may find he picks up a lot of new friends in the UK and beyond. One he's already connected with is George FitzGerald which is why, after releases on Spagat, his latest outing makes it to ManMakeMusic.
There's obvious traces of Trikk's techno upbringing in "Jointly," which lashes a thumping, skeletal Detroit rhythm to skipping percussion and pulses of old school synth. Whether sub-consciously or not, on "I Fall Down" Trikk starts out on the bass/garage/house axis before retracing its ancestry back to the late '90s broken beat movement. Intricate drum programming feeds into a jacking Chicago rhythm on a track that pulls off the neat trick of being dark and interesting, not mournful and dull.
Buy Trikk - Jointly at
Tracklist: Trikk - Jointly A Jointly
B I Fall Down