The first release on Hide The Junk reflects where X CLUB. is at right now: after moving to London and touring Europe and the UK regularly for the first time, they became inspired by new club and festival experiences, and the people and artists they met along the way. These influences have brought more life and groove into the already popular X CLUB. mix of fun, uplifting and progressive techno.
Lead single 'Block Rockin' is five thrilling minutes of bouncing techno drums and entrancing synth stabs that take you ever higher. The unrelenting energy of the track is completely infectious as chopped-up vocals add an all important human touch. 'End of the Line' is a heads-down, deeper sound, but is no less potent.The slamming drums never let up as tightly woven synths worm in and out of the groove under siren-like pulses.The positive vibes keep coming with the hair-raising 'It Isn't Nice to Fool Mother Nature', another fine fusion of sleek drums and synths that has echoing chords and euphoric vocal yelps all hurrying you along. Last of all is the dark and menacing 'Exertion (Transmission)' with its rising synth tension and tightly stacked drums sweeping dancers off their feet.
This is a standout first release from X CLUB. to launch their new label imprint Hide The Junk, that perfectly portrays their big-hearted and highly compelling take on soul-enriching techno.
All killer, no filler on this incredible EP showcasing the best of what KETTAMA has on offer. Heavenly synths, kicks that resemble an elephant stomping, and unmatched sample selection. A must have for any curator. maxparkinson1