Artist : Inxec
Title : Cobratone EP
Label : Half Sees Over
Cat No : HSO024
Date : 01/07/2014
Genre : House
Nottingham, UK born producer Inxec has made quite the mark over his eight year standing in electronic music, striking chords that led to material surfacing on reputable imprints such as Cocoon, Rekids, Leftroom and Contexterrior. The latter years of his career have seen Inxec pair up with contemporary heavy hitters Droog and Mark Jenkyns for collaborative works, and it would seem in 2014 the rising star’s productions are stronger than ever.
The EP is opened up with “Come Right Away feat. Dirty Fresh”. This sees Inxec offer up a gritty bass-led composition. The percussive aspects employ a sparse and loose feel, while a rounded sub- bass hook, glitchy synth sweeps and hooky processed vocal lines add charm and character to the record. I must admit it is not my favourite of his work but still a very strong production, and one that will move many a dance floor with those hooky basslines.
The second track on the EP is “Bubble”, which as the name would suggest tips things into a gradually simmering state led by ethereal pads, shuffled rhythms, meandering chord progressions and piercing low-end tones. This is by far the best track on the EP and one I really do love. Superb melodies and groove as we have come to expect from this man.
Finally We then see things rounded off with the title cut “Cobratone”. This is a great closing piece seeing Inxec explore his more experimental production style, fusing off-kilter, kick less drum lines, whirring electronic sounds, dubbed out atmospheric echoes and trippy spoken word vocals to truly close the package in style. A great release from a very understated producer in my opinion. Love this man’s work and if you have not listened to his productions you should get yourself online now and check out his work.