youANDme - mouche
Ah dub techno, arguably the most maligned of all dance music genres. Still, that won't stop such ardent practitioners as Detroit's Luke Hess from continuing to turn out his super deep takes on the style. But should it? On this release alone, the conclusion is surely no: his rework of youANDme's original is as propulsive yet pensive as they come. The main framework is fairly standard—a gently undulating bassline and spacious kicks—but the details are what keep you engaged. All around the groove is a scratched, imperfect sonic canvas that sounds just like old Super 8 films look. The original is couched even deeper in its own liquid boom-tis lines, pushing through an underwater world of swirling, unseen tides and warm churning currents without the slightest sense of friction.