Our Sunday selection:
NVNTR – The Subway (Visillusion, VSD-009)
NVNTR is a new techno artist from Detroit that has worked with Thomas Barnett as a DJ under the names “DJ DT” and “Phase One” from as far back as the late 1990s. Now they link for a powerful new debut single that comes with remixes from Barnett and Ecilo.
Since first working with Barnett, David Tisch (aka NVNTR) has been granted multiple patents in his field at his day job, where he is known as “the inventor”, hence his artist alias. His music is as dark and underground as a subway station and this long time promised collaboration with Barnett marks a fine debut for Tisch.
On the arresting opener ‘The Subway,’ NVNTR has created a perfect dark and funky riff that defines this powerful techno cut. Menacing vocals loop over the top of the edgy chord vamps and industrial-tinged drums keep things serious as the track marches on.
First to remix is label partner Barnett, whose pounder of a remix is all spaced out. The frazzled synths will fry your brain and the bouncing drums cannot fail to lift you off your feet. Detroit via Indonesian artist Ecilo brings plenty of acid mayhem to his remix, following years of fusing jazz, tech, funk and soul into his fresh house sounds and productions on the likes of Plastic City and Biotech. His rework here rides on a smooth drum, clap and kick combo that is supple and funky and laced with molten 303 as well as whispered vocals.
With this EP, Visillusion offer up another tasty techno morsel with three extremely well rounded tracks.
Tracklist: NVNTR – The Subway (Visillusion, VSD-009)
01. The Subway
02. The Subway (Thomas Barnett Remix)
03. The Subway (Ecilo Remix)
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