Our Monday selection:
DEAS – Command EP [CLR, CLR098]
DEAS debuts on Chris Liebing’s CLR with ‘Command EP’ this January.
Greece-born, Poland-based DEAS has previously released music on Dynamic Reflections, Planet Rhythm, and Materia, with his productions picking up support from Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Rodhad, Chris Liebing and more since his debut in 2010. Arriving for his first release on Liebing’s recently re-launched CLR imprint, the BAU MUZIK boss delivers three electric techno bombs.
‘Lemon’ leads the pack, with tough FX swirling around hard-hitting and evolving percussion before ‘Terminal’ follows with its rough drums interplaying with booming low end, headsy textures, and bleeps. Closing out the release is ‘Command’, which takes a trippy approach with dense stereo work, hypnotic synth lines, and staccato basslines working in tandem with rolling kick drums and sizzling hats.
Liebing’s iconic CLR imprint, started in 1999, returned in 2021 after a five-year hiatus. Initially titled Chris Liebing Records until 2010, then Create Learn Realize until the break, and now Create Learn Repeat, CLR reemerged in the techno underground with releases from Liebing himself, followed by newcomer Frankie Bromley and upstarts Hertz Collision & Gene Richards Jr.
Tracklist: DEAS – Command EP [CLR, CLR098]
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