Tresor releases DJ Sotofett [Sex Tags] & LNS ‘The 606’ off album ‘Sputters’ out June 25th

DJ Sotofett and LNS have teamed up with Tresor Records for Sputters. The double-vinyl album with 15 cuts spans a hybrid of warped electro and  psychedelic hypnosis, all the while remaining fixed in an unmistakable dance release. Recorded between 2017 – 2020, and bookmarked throughout by  intros and interludes dug out from archival material, it’s a deconstructed yet classic compound of techno-sonics. 

LNS from Calgary, Canada, is rooted in braindance, electro and acid. Releasing 12inches on both her self-titled imprint LNS and Sotofett’s Wania – LNS,  whilst in the studio, has often pointed out “the lacking blend of dub and electro in dance music”.  

DJ Sotofett, hailing from Moss, Norway, is among a myriad of things commonly known for the extended work of his Sex Tags Mania and Wania labels,  without forgetting his afro, dub and jazz releases on Honest Jon’s London. 

Together both artists give space to a guest appearance by E-GZR, a fellow Wania artist, to open the Sputters journey. The sinus bending drum stutter  of K.O. by E-GZR collisions flanging basses and chronic-inducing synth pads to blueprint the technoid atmosphere to come. LNS & DJ Sotofett take  control with El Dubbing, evoking an e ect-heavy demeanour, typical of the Sex Tags Mania soundworld that DJ Sotofett is responsible for, this time  rubbing up against solid electrified rhythms. The hypnotic moods carry over to Dúnn Dubbing‘s deep delays, freely running over a surprisingly minimal  skeleton retaining a solid direction. Crafting a warmly emotive end of Side-A with sparse rhythms to perfection. 

A meaner turn introduces Side-B. Hints of electro are scattered everywhere, fat basslines, ricocheting drums and synths that mourn and drift in and  out of harmony. Vitri-Oil exposes a tumbling sound design, fog-lit chords of material fragility and nosedives – with an alive mix that wallows and grows  in equal measures. The side closes with Shim, a classic drift between house and techno releasing sensual euphoria with the albums first big surprise  – grand strings.  

“LNS wanted to sell her TR-606, while my reply was for us to make a track with the 606 sounding so fresh that she’d never even think about selling it  again” Sotofett states. Side-C proves the artists to be some of the most singular producers around with album centrepiece The 606. Clocking in over  10 minutes, it kicks o  as a driving techno banger, chugging bass and big chords. Midway through everything falls away, and out of the void enter  scattered drums and improv piano lines emerge, while twisted dubs lead us back in an enduringly warm groove.  

Side-D sets the clock back to the original electroid foundation of the album, casting fires with alien vibrations. Synchronic Bass Blort is a hard-hitting  electro track, steaming sonics and thrills, its melodic hook diving in subterranean motions. On Sputtering the duo raspily beams into outer space, with  fizzy motives that disfigure and dazzle while the harmonies of the closing track is for yourself to experience. 

DJ Sotofett and LNS deliver an album inhabiting a world full of sci-fi sonics and fierce groove. Their sound is free and live, simultaneously wondrous  and sharp. 

Tresor.323 releases June 25th on 2×12” and digital. Available via Bandcamp

Tracklisting

A2. K.O. by E-GZR  

A3. El Dubbing 

A4. Dúnn Dubbing  

B1. Ziggurat  

B2. Inter 323  

B3. Vitri-Oil  

B4. Shim 

C1. Restart 323 

C2. The 606  

C3. Tidbit 

D1. Synchronic Bass Blort 

D2. Sputtering  

D3. Outrospect 323  

D4. Cellular Coolant


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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.