Pick of the week:
Ben Sims with Gamma Ray Subway EP on Deeply Rooted, DRH054.
British Techno legend Ben Sims debuts on DJ Deep’s seminal Deeply Rooted imprint with four muscular cuts this September.
Internationally recognised as one of Techno’s top luminaries for around two decades now, Sims’ reputation as a DJ and producer is indisputable. Appearing on Deeply Rooted recently with a blistering remix of DJ Deep ‘Stressin’, ‘Gamma Ray Subway’ is not only Ben’s first original release on the Parisian imprint but also his first full EP since 2015.
‘Rippin’ & Skippin’’ is a weighty roller comprised of sharp synths, heady claps and a rumbling bassline whilst ‘Gamma Ray Subway’ exhibits enticing melodies and raucous snare rolls. Two acid tracks make up the B side, starting with ‘The Stalker’ – a high-octane production combining a raw aesthetic with energetic 303 licks, generating tension from start to finish. Robust kicks, exuberant open hats and evolving percussion then make up ‘Acid OD’ to conclude the release.
Tracklist: Ben Sims – Gamma Ray Subway EP (Deeply Rooted, DRH055)
A1 – Rippin’ & Skippin’
A2 – Gamma Ray Subway
B1 – The Stalker
B2 – Acid OD
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