Saturday, January 7, 2017

Strandtuch - Copa EP (F*CLR FCLR003 | 2016-12-16)

Hailing from Paris, the 20 year old Strandtuch is studying Art in London whilst continuing with his production and DJing duties. Starting 3 years ago using Ableton Live, a couple of plug-ins plus an Akai MPK MINI, Strandtuch is now beginning to move into analog production - a few little synths here and a Roland MC 303 there. The results can be heard on his debut ‘COPA’ EP, which draws influences from Funk, Hip-Hop as well as Old & NuSkool House & Techno. 

The title track ‘COPA’ leads you into an EP that is full of surprises - subtle changes of direction starting with wonderfully dark and warm repetitive riffs that embed themselves into your psyche. Showing a great understanding of past musical eras, ‘Detroit 84’ with its simple but soulful vocal gives a nod towards the halcyon days of Detroit House and Techno with house legened, Ashley Beedle on remix duties for the vocal and beats versions. ‘Curlz’ ups the tempo and the result is a track with an incessant 4/4 beat with some jazzy riffs thrown in for good measure and closes Strandtuch’s EP in style. Listen and enjoy.

Strandtuch – Copa
Strandtuch – Curlz
Strandtuch – Detroit 84 (Ashley Beedle ‘North Street’ Beats)
Strandtuch – Detroit 84 (Ashley Beedle ‘North Street’ remix)
Strandtuch – Detroit 84

Release date – digital only – Friday January 27th, 2017 

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