VOSPER Losing Control EP w/ Monoblok & PSLKTR remix [MEANT017]

VOSPER Losing Control EP w/ Monoblok & PSLKTR remix [MEANT017] Kabuki Playboy


Vosper "Kabuki Playboy (Monoblok & PSLKTR Remix)

Label: Meant Records

Release date: 18th November 2013

Release info: French label Meant serve up another EP from their fast rising Montreal based duo Vosper. Made up of Edouard Le and Christopher Byron, the pair excels in analogue funk, have also released on Throne of Blood and here get remixed by Items & Things man Marc Houle.

Taking some of their cues from the likes of Drexcyia and Mark Bell, the duo have a sound somewhere between darkened techno and physical EBM.

The title track ‘Losing Control’ is a raw and stripped back bit of house music with a taught bassline, eerie robot voices and plenty of industrial grit and grime in the textures on offer. It’s heavy warehouse music but retains a great sense of dynamism before ‘Kabuki Playboy’ lays down a rich, rasping bassline and has various shooting synths dance all around it. The claps are metallic and grainy and the mood is one you’d find at a deserted industrial estate in the dead of night.

‘Isolation’ verges on electro with again a gnarly bassline and great sense of wide open but futuristic space. A clatter of hits and spaceship like synths all circle round the groove and it’s another hugely evocative track.

Minimal techno master Marc Houle then remixes ‘Isolation’ into something with more echo and menace buried within. It’s a subtle rework but one that makes the track that bit more fearsome and moody.

First digital bonus ‘Oni’ is a sparse affair that relies on its alien voices and spaceship like sounds to craft a very real atmosphere and ambiance where robots and machines rule the roost. It’s crisp and analogue, slyly funky and seriously heady.

The second digital bonus is a remix of ‘Kabuki Playboy’ by Monoblok & PSLKTR that gets even more heavy and physical with ripping bass notes, dumpy kick drums and serene, searching synths subtly lighting up the backdrop.

This is a fine EP that really takes you to another world entirely thanks to the studious production and great sense of mood throughout. As such, Vosper are very much a duo on the rise.

Supported by: Dubfire, Âme, Tim Paris, The Hacker, Maceo Plex, Solomun, DJ T, Danny Daze, Sean Johnston, Justin Robertson, Chloé, Troy Pierce, Thomas Schumacher, M.A.N.D.Y, Slam, Groove Armada, Paul Loraine, Populette, Cosmo Vitelli, Ewan Pearson, Rodion, Electric Rescue, Mixhell, Kasper Bjorke, Diskjokke, DC Salas, James Teej, Brett Johnson, Eskimo Twins, Matt Walsh, Dimitri Veimar, Danny Benedettini, Gabriel Ferreira, Acid Washed, Andy Martin...