Review: Scottish producer Gary Beck presents Barefoot Sunday for his eponymous imprint showing his knack for peak time hypnotic techno as always. The title track's tunnelling vibe and chugging rhythm is made all the more interesting by his use of a guitar riff and soul vocal samples chopped up over the top. On the flip, who better to do the remix than Floorplan aka Robert Hood who polishes the track up perfectly on his rendition. He gets that funky and cyclical groove looped to infectious perfection, like only a Floorpan remix can. Matter of fact; it's pure genius!
Review: About six years ago a young lad from Glasgow named Gary Beck burst to the scene, seemingly out of nowhere with his brand of atmospheric yet powerful style of techno. His star has continued to rise and it's his own Bek Audio label that these days sees him continue on with his steady rate of quality releases. The Scarlett EP features the pulsating and slow burning epic that is the title track, the pounding and doom laden groove of "Gaada Stack" which you could imagine tearing through the speakers at somewhere like Berghain. Finally things get a bit funkier in the rhythm's groove on "Hot Packing Slip" backed by droning and atmospheric pads.
Review: Mark Broom is the UK's official tech-house don, and has been for nearly two decades. The amount of music this dude has put out never ceases to amaze us, especially for its continuity and inarguable smoothness. He's up on Gary Bek's Bek Audio, reigning down on us with an absolute blinder in "Make Me", dominating the A-side with a fat, fully-locked groove driven by sensational disco vocals. On the B-side, "Fun 18 Mix" feels like 90s era Versatile, or the sort of tune that Gemini would have played, all blasting horns and heavy kicks, while the Mella Dee remix of "Make Me" proceeds to inject the original with yet more percussion, yet more groove and, of course, Dee's natural rawness.
Review: Dubby, industrial big room techno; that's the name of the game for Gary Beck's Bek Audio. For this 21st release Mark Broom joins in on the fun and together the two deliver a power four-track EP of mechanistic techno. "Borders" sounds like a cross between early an early Stroboscopic Artefacts release with the stretched/twisted synth sound of Geeman's "Rubberband 2" (released on Clone's Jack For Daze label), while "Red" (hopefully a reference of its ability to max-out a mixer) is as booming as Speedy J's "Armstrong". "BC5" is linear and dubby with a slight Sandwell District theme thanks to stony thwacks of percussion, whereas "Grounded" is a loopy, tribal and '90s styled techno banger.