After a brief production hiatus on the Zurich based Cityfox label, Cadenza once again welcome Swiss based duo Digitaline back in to the fold for our 55th release. Having first risen to prominence via their Anticlockwise LP, (Cadenza14) the Okoubaka EP is proof that Laurent Bovey aka Laps and Gregory Poncet aka Gregorythme have lost none of their production flair since.
In actual fact, the intervening years have been particularly fruitful, with the duo’s work remixed by Luciano, as well as solo success, with the 080808 EP in particular garnering the pair kudos aplenty.
This latest release, entitled the Okoubaka EP, again showcases the producers diversity, with both a dancefloor tailored house sound and dark, dubby, atmospheric techno represented in equal measure. The two track EP kicks off with Kaya, a track that perfectly fits the Cadenza aesthetic. Gliding throughout with an acid heavy bassline and a barrage of heavy beats, the pair’s penchant for melody is also apparent, before subtle filters and a softly spoken vocal lift the track to higher house oriented planes. Funky, groovy and with just enough oomph to get bodies moving on the dancefloor, expect it to work a treat wherever it’s unleashed.
The flip side features Okoubaka - a more attitude laden, techno affair, whereby harsh, soulless beats, brash synths and an onslaught of spooky effects heighten the tracks eerie vibe. Sure to create the perfect backdrop for the techno DJ intent on injecting a menacing tone in to the start of his or her set, Okoubaka is atmospheric, trippy techno at its finest. With Cadenza’s penchant for house flavoured tracks and heads down techno both represented with aplomb, fans of the imprint can consider Cadenza55 a fitting addition to their collection.
All tracks written & produced by Laurent Bovey & Gregory Poncet for Cadenza Records. Mastered by Rashad @ D&M, Berlin. Published by Cadenza Publishing. (p)&(c) Cadenza Records 2010. All rights reserved. Made in Eu. Distributed by Wordandsound.