Via London, Lisbon and Barcelona; sinnmusik* present the follow up to the second installment of their ‘Back ‘N Front’ series and releases from Jason Pepperell and Audio Units with another release from label affiliate and close friend Adrian.
First appearing on the inaugural ‘Back ‘N’ Front’ release alongside Vague Recollection, the Barcelona based producer draws influence from a nomadic childhood spent between Holland, England and Spain and DJing experience alongside the likes of Detroit Swindle, Waze & Odyssey, Maxxi Soundsystem, and Ejeca. Throughout solo releases and collaborations with other members of the sinnmusik* roster Adrian has honed a Chicago- tinged sound that’s both tough and astutely simple.
After his release on Waze & Odyssey’s ‘Street Tracks’ label, Adrian presents his ‘Push Up’ EP; the title track of which is a typically thumping blend of dense kicks, classic 90’s vocal chops and extended breakdowns that come backed up with remixes from Jamie Trench, Jason Pepperell and Eluize.
First up on remix duties is Roots For Bloom owner Jamie Trench - a revered talent scout and DJ who - ahead of his own solo release on sinnmusik* due for release in early 2015 - offers up a deliciously swung interpretation of ‘Push Up’ that’s miry bass tones pick up swelling vocal notes and hat shuffles as it thins and thickens throughout.
Next up is Jason Pepperell, one half of sinnmusik* mainstays Vague Recollection who’s back catalogue touches on Kitsune and Zulu Records. Jason layers tumbling piano tones with sunken vocals and subtle drones in a sullen, creeping rework before Berlin based Eluize follows up her debut release on Exotic Refreshment with a rhythmically intricate take on the original rich with plaintive pianos and muted vocals.