Pick of the week: Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink – Meteor (Intec Digital, ID166)
Intec welcomes back Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink who with this EP are making their sixth collaborative appearance on the label, and together they have also joined forces for EP’s on Bush Records, Phobiq and MB Elektronics along with Drumcomplex’s own Complexed Records.
Each of the guys also boast solo careers outside of their collaborative project, with Drumcomplex doing solo releases for OFF Recordings, Silver M, Unrilis and Different Is Different Records. He has also collaborated with the likes of Klaudia Gawlas and Frank Sonic for releases on Sleaze and Traum.
Roel Salemink has also provided solo EP’s to labels such as Gynoid Audio, Deeperfect and Jeton Records. He has also collaborated with other artists including Frankyeffe, Steve Mulder, and Microvibez for joint tracks released via imprints including KD Music and Loose Records.
“Meteor” as its title suggests, comes down to earth with a crash and has a building energy that hits with impact. Its twisted vocal sample and bubbling acid-line increase the tension that ramps up with increasing momentum, and the hypnotic groove comes ever closer to its final collision aimed directly at the dance floor.
Keeping the intergalactic theme alive “Where Is The Moon” is the deeper of the two cuts, and the rippling euphoria of the lead synth has a soothing sound that contrasts with the intensity of the percussion that surrounds it. Intelligent techno full of personality, this distinctive track has an understated sound that when it comes to DJ sets, could fit into a variety of different styles.
Tracklist: Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink – Meteor (Intec Digital, ID166)
02. Where Is The Moon
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