The small, exquisitely formed TAKE Records maintain their reputation for tracks that elegantly live their life on the peripheries of house and techno with this release from one of the label's co-owners, Rick Grant, and a fine cabal of remixers.
The West London-based producer's original mix adopts the full widescreen effect, cascading deep bass throbs and a trembling metallic clatter across a ponderous 2-step click. Consequence's reworking wires in some heavy-ass sub-bass transmissions and a rapid-fire hi-hat rhythm, before Jack Dixon's late-night submission takes a clockwork 4/4 tempo and bolts a springy, low-slung bassline to it, accompanied by layers of velvety synth patterns. Mr Lager's take is a soundtrack to some unwritten sci-fi flick—pitched-down dark house which sedately moves through the void to an intruder-alarm pulse, battered by dubby sonic tics and a demure-sounding kick. Crossing is an EP of uniformly consistent quality, where texture and atmosphere take the spotlight.
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Tracklist: Rick Grant - Crossing A1 Crossing
A2 Crossing (Jack Dixon Remix)
B Crossing (Consequence's 'Crossing Paths' Remix)
Digital: Crossing (Mr Lager Remix)