It’s not everyday that an EP comes your way after extensive roadtesting by none other than A LOVE FROM OUTERSPACE aka ANDREW WEATHERALL and SEAN JOHNSTON). But an intro email and a gentle nudge from Johnston is indeed how Milan-based BRIOSKI’s new EP wound up on THRONE OF BLOOD.
Coming just a few months after the SHORTY EP from Johnston’s HARDWAY BROS project, Brioski is continuing a streak of releases on THRONE OF BLOOD which blurs the lines between techno, house and a wild combination of influences, including new beat, electro, balearic, post punk, disco and more. The dark, druggy vibe puts the LATE NIGHT EP alongside Throne of Blood sureshots from Split Secs, Chloe, Bohemian, and Daniel Avery (who’s MOVEMENT EP got remixed by Weatherall as well…)
Brioski kicks things off with “Late Night,” pairing drum machine funk with a warped bassline, smokey atmospherics and some italo synths to lighten the proceedings. The vibes persist even as the tempo falls with “Hey Gringo,” a slo-mo groover with heavy bass and some spacey vocal samples. “Let Me Hit” brings things back to the dancefloor, juxtaposing a robotic house loop with one of the biggest basslines we’ve heard in a while. Brioski’s off kilter brand of funk shines, twisting the groove into a leftfield acid breakdown halfway through. “Rough Sailor” closes out the LATE NIGHT EP, pairing still more analog synths with robofunk bass throbs and a finely tuned handclap.
Be it a big dark room or a cramped basement jam, jams like these ensure it will be a LATE NIGHT.
Published: 24th October 2013