Saturday, July 08, 2017

Elevation EP - Ohm & Kvadrant (Kontakt Records)

Title: Elevation EP
Artist: Ohm & Kvadrant
Label: Kontakt Records
Cat Number: KNT-1
Genre: Techno

1: Ejer
2: Laki
3: Laki (Octal Industries Remix)
4: Yding

There’s nothing I like better than muscular, dubby beats pounding out through a pair of speakers. ‘Ejer’ is one such beast; solid and uncomplicated, with barely noticeable sonic flourishes, volume is its driving force. It’ll sound great either side of your favourite JT Zeiter track. Mind you, so will ‘Laki’, a track characterized by synth washes and rim shots; not a familiar combination, but devilishly effective here. The Octal Industries remix does little, save add a plodding beat over the top and feels lazy. Said beat acts as a brake on the backing track and creates friction. ‘Yding’ is light and airy, and in keeping with the other original offerings on this EP; it goes down the dub route deliberately, and contains a slight whiff of Augustus Pablo.

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