Head Front Panel


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Dark Machine Funk

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Kerrie from E Bloc's Dark Machine Funk goes from strength to strength with her first guest producer featuring on the label's fifth release. Head Front Panel, Kerrie confesses, has been a massive source of inspiration both for her own productions and the direction of the label; so she musta been well buzzing when they agreed to this feature!

"Panama" starts us off with concentric brick wall drums and a tribal whoop carrying Detroitian strings and swelling synth passages. Instantly traversing the Atlantic with a track that's equal parts us and Motor City. "Tactile" continues this allegiance with wigged out, nagging leads ricocheting off clattering metallic beats that somehow tips its hat to both Jeff Mills and Luke Slater simultaneously.

"Surdo" goes for a mainroom throb, fluttering hats and thrusting low end reminding us of DJ Rush in peak flow. Finally "Them", the most Millsian offering here, utilizes pitched 909s, a circular acid line and expert saturation to create a track that'll twist craniums and summon interplanetary communication between us and any passing UFOs.

Top stuff. Real techno! 


Matt says: Serious UK-Detroit hybridization here with one of my favourite releases on Kerrie's DMF label. Strictly for the headstrong, fierce, uncompromising techno that beats its chest gleefully.


A1. Panama
A2. Tactile
B1. Surdo
B2. Them

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