Artist: Nick Curly & Steffen Deux
Title: Phasor EP
Remixer: Christian Burkhardt
Label: Knee Deep In Sound
Release: Out Now!
Genre: Tech House
8Bit label boss Nick Curly is a man who has established himself and his labels as essential gears in the underground house world, so much so that without them, the Earth would grind to a halt. The German teams up with one of the most exciting and promising talents the electronic music scene has to offer, Steffen Deux.
The pulsing low end of ‘Phasor’ sets the scene for what is to come. Roaring synths and swells of effects get us hyped from the start. The simplicity of the main elements is made incredibly impressive given the energy the duo create. Exhilarating is a term that slots perfectly with this track.
Christian Burkhardt likes to seriously test and stretch his sonic boundaries, boundaries which are almost non-existent given his creative flair. His take on ‘Phasor’ is one of extremely interesting results. Christian creates a fantastically dark atmosphere which would work brilliantly in any Tech House environment. The resonant sounds fill the middle of the frequency range, working hand in hand with a minimal drum groove and a deep, bitty bassline got me seriously bopping along to the beat.
‘All Things’ has a fascinating aura about it. The looping tribal bongos shift us straight into 5th gear. The break showers us with spacial movement and a harmonious vocal. The pumped up bongo’s filter until the track comes back in with a bang. The tone, the energy and the mood set by this collection of records I outstanding and a great demonstration of what can be achieved when the duo team up together, it leaves me wanting more!