ΧΑΝΤRAX : GRIT EP [ Ecke Records ]
Catalogue : Ecke Records / ECK004
Format : EP, 12", Limited Edition
Condition : New
Country : Germany
Released : 2019
Genre : Techno
Xantrax, a Marseille-born producer and one half of Squallfront, takes the lead with the A1, ‘Tekline’, a murky, unfurling cut fuelled by off-kilter tribal drum work, bubbling bass delays and modulating synth flutters. Addison Groove steps up next on remix duties, reshaping ‘Tekline’ with choppy vocal cuts, dubbed out chord stabs and organic percussion floating atop the originals hypnotic groove. ‘Linetek’ opens the flip, as the name would suggest acting as a counterpart to the lead track, taking a 4/4 approach rhythmically while introducing a similar modulating bass line alongside chanting vocals. ‘0121’ then rounds out the package, an angsty, dynamically unfolding composition laid out over four and a half minutes with droplet synth delays, heady bass swells, spoken word vocals and crunchy broken drums.