Trinity & Steve Tang provide four slices of magic on Australian label, Nightime Drama

Artist: Trinity & Steve Tang
Title: Adrifting Voyage
Label: Nightime Drama
Cat No: NTD009
Released: 30th November 2017
Genre: House / Techno

Humble Adelaide based label, Nightime Drama has had a pretty solid year. With an ep for local lad, Metamethod making waves through the European techno scene at the start of the year, NTD round off 2017 with the beautiful Tech Adrifting Voyage ep from label stalwart (and head of NTD operations in Sydney) Trinity, and Steve Tang, who’s no stranger to Nightime Drama, added a remix to an earlier Trinity release.

First track, ‘Innermost Search’ is a divinely simple tech-house drifter with a soft, but effective bassline and smooth, soaring pads giving the listener the feeling that they’re gliding through the clouds. On remix duties is Basic Soul Unit, and he doesn’t mess about, hitting us hard with Chicago style jackin’ percussion and a big ass kick drum! Working his own style over the bassline he then brings in those same soaring pads and it’s lift off again.

The title track starts off subtly with a whisper of a bassline and sparse, shuffling hats, before a light, funky synth swans into focus and starts flickering about, leaving room for the main melody to come through. Life-affirming pads again float through giving you that warm fuzzy feeling. A truly beautiful piece!

On remix duties is the woman of the moment, Daniela La Luz, who lays out (in my option) one of the tracks of the year with her remix of ‘Adrifting Voyage’. Those jackin’ beats and that single sample, “huh!”, that on its own had me up and about! A little wiggly synth thrown in, Daniela works a little of her magic and we’re away! A truly solid ep with something for everyone.
 Break out the tune rag Kato, we got a live one here!!

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Growing up in Melbourne Matt’s introduction to electronic music happened during the legendary rave scene erupting in the warehouses of Melbourne’s industrial West. Matt grew up on all the classics, Carl Cox’s 'F.A.C.T', Laurent Garnier’s ‘Laboratoire’ mix, and of course all the Reactivates and early K7 mixes. During the winter of 1995, Derrick May & Stacey Pullen introduced Matt to Detroit techno, and that was that. Soon after Jeff Mills released ‘Live at The Liquid Room’ and Matt already all consuming interest in deejaying and techno exploded. Fast forward 20 plus years and Matt is still obsessed with electronic music, records and deejaying. Now a resident for the flagship Australian techno label, Nightime Drama, Matt has played alongside some of the biggest names in techno including Jeff Mills, Luke Slater, Derrick May, DJ Bone, Dasha Rush, Kangding Ray, and many more.

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