Pick of the weekend:
The Advent with Valiant EP on What Came First, WCF012.
What Came First is a label presented by the team behind leading UK venue Egg London, and celebrating its twelfth release, this is a special birthday EP from Techno legend The Advent with a remix from Egbert.
Cisco Ferreira better known to most as The Advent has been releasing music for over two decades and during that time has featured on genre defining labels ranging from Tresor to Drumcode.
The Advent has played headline sets at clubs and festivals all over the world, and has performed Techno sets everywhere from Berghain to Awakenings, plus of course Egg London where he makes regular appearances.
Also on this release is a solo remix from the Netherlands based Egbert, who himself is no stranger to the world’s Techno scene following tracks and remixes on labels such as Stil Vor Talent, Noir Music, SCI+TEC, Octopus, Cocoon and Bedrock.
Egbert is also a successful DJ who along with closing the main stage of Time Warp, has played many of the world’s top clubs and events in places such as Tokyo, Cape Town, Budapest, Ibiza, Melbourne and Singapore.
Opening with “Valiant Keys” its vocal phrase loops short sections to build tension until it opens up with tender bursts of clarity. Layered over a pounding kick drum with rattling synths and eruptions of white noise, the rolling groove of this hands in the air slice of Techno is perfect for the dancefloor.
Track two “Exchange” starts with the flicker of mechanical hi-hats and stabbing synths that blended with the twisted melody, fuse to form a groove that’s packed with forward momentum. Growing with intensity as the track develops, each bass drop is bigger than the one before, as it swells with thrilling suspense.
The third track on the release is Egbert’s remix of “Valiant Keys” which is fast and furious, lead forward by a thumping kick drum. Allowing the original’s vocal to be the main focus, Egbert adds his own sinister lead synth and uplifting pads that combine to make an eerie atmosphere full of gripping anticipation.
Tracklist: The Advent – Valiant EP (What Came First, WCF012)
01. Valiant Keys
03. Valiant Keys (Egbert Remix)
Buy release: Vinyl // Digital (links will be updated asap)