Device Control

EP 2

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Record Label
Children Of The Box

About this item

After last year's stellar EP on L.I.E.S. Records, veteran, Brooklyn-based producer and DJ Jake Reif (Savage Hymn, Upsetting Keys) continues to make waves with his Device Control brand. The first side of the new "EP2" begins with "Silhouettes": a robotic, techno-funk work out with a nasty kick drum, swirling modular sounds and a Timothy Leary inspired vocoded vocal. An instrumental version has been included for selectors who prefer tracks to songs. On the flip, "Joystuck" continues the aural assault with a slightly more stripped-back approach. Hard-hitting metallic percussion and screaming, alien-esque synth bleeps are all that's necessary here to decimate a dance-floor. Finally, "Divisive" rounds out the EP with a stomping vengeance, its jacking claps and dissonant harmonics have been carefully designed to deliver a sonic gut-punch, taking no prisoners when played on a club system.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Those of an EBM/Industrial bent will be all about the klang and bang of A-side offering "Silhouettes", but it's the broken modem madness and cyclical groove of "Joystruck" that steals the show for me.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Silhouettes
A2. Silhouettes (Instrumental)
B1. Joystuck
B2. Divisive

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