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!!