Ben Rau serves up the third release on his own label Inkal in November featuring two new original tracks by the rising
Berlin born Ben Rau is building on the huge success of the first two Inkal releases with two original tracks of his
glitched out groove laden signature house sound. Rau has been steadily building his own brand throughout 2017 on
his label Inkal, with each release on multiple represses the label is fast becoming synonymous with the type of house
music that works equally for the underground vinyl heads and on the big festival stages.
The A-side Ad Astra is a rolling peak time number that marries a ravey lead stab with his trademark swinging hats
and glitched out
filter modulations over a thumping groove. The drop recalls 90's drum and bass influences and soothing pads take
the track into deeper territory. The drums are loose and jostle for attention as the ducking and diving lead synth bring
real movement up top. One for the more tasteful sets out there.
Up next is Do Your Thing built around a rolling percussive tech-house groove and rumbling sub bass line, Ben brings
in 303 licks and a female vox that urges you to do your thing throughout the track. This roller makes a fine contrast to
the swinging grooves of the A-side, dense atmosphere and deep chords compliment the other elements to form an
infectious head nodding journey throughout the tracks 8 minute duration.
Once again Rau shows what an essential house producer he has become
Published: 19th July 2019