Florian Meindl‘s Berlin based Techno label known as Flash Recordings has been delivering powerful and very straight forward tunes since 2006. Regularly featuring names like Ejeca, Responder, Electric Rescue, Alexander Kowalski, Heron and Maxime Dangles.
The latest Cover Up EP is from DJ, Producer, Promoter and Label Manager, Lex Gorrie who started in 2006 by promoting the popular Sleaze Techno party in Glasgow with brother Hans Bouffmyhre, all the way through to launching his own label Unknown Territory in early 2013.
Lex encapsulates a deep dancefloor approach when taking the controls and this release contains more great works. FLASH152 has 3 original tracks from the Paisley producer and a remix from one of the Soma Experimental Club residents Xpansul based in the Caribbean island of Utila.
The title track gives a solid start to the release with a distorted, banging old school beat. The repetitive and synthetic melody doesn’t take long to appear, but what caught my attention is the vibrating pad emerging from time to time, giving a superb texture to the ongoing intensity.
“Smoke Screen” is the second original with a more conventional bass feeding the lows, uplifting pads turn this into a deep and smooth groover.
Next up is Xpansul’s remix of bringing the heat down a couple of notches, using a melodic and atmospheric twist to the main rhythm it feels more laidback as a whole, with just enough eerie qualities from the Spanish artist’s note arrangements.
The final track is named “Don’t Look Down” gets down with a raw Techno approach from the start. A general dusty feel drives forward with air of something formidable coming. Industrial and percussive melodies of bleeps and tough metallic lashes is what the multitasking man applied in this one.
Well put together and varied material from top to bottom with this release, ensuring a DJ tool for any occasion and Lex showing his production prowess.
– Reviewed by Juan Trujillo for deathtechno.com