Summertime has passed and so has the time for relaxing. Autumnal vibes and serious atmospheres are back and Throne of Blood’s latest fits right in. Marking the imprint’s very first collaboration with another imprint, the THRONE OF BLACK CATALOGUE EP sees NYC mainstay PIXELIFE (Let’s Play House, Horn Wax) dropping two new originals alongside brand new jams from Australia’s CARTER BROTHERS (Black Catalogue, Defected) and BLACK CATALOGUE mainman MONTY LUKE (Mothership, Planet E, Black Catalogue).
The A side kicks off with a deep and dubby workout from Australia’s CARTER BROTHERS. Heavy subbass and a lurching groove drive “Jamaica Burning” forward as ever. MONTY LUKE’s “Behavior Detection” picks up the pace, pairing a propulsive rhythm with dark chords and bright pads to exhiliarating effect. Not quite house or techno, this is the sound of Detroit’s BLACK CATALOGUE!
Keeping the classifications murky at best, TOB homeboy PIXELIFE turns in two originals to round out the package. Mixed with the help of MAXIME from POPULETTE and AKA JK, “5 Month Survey” and “The Doctor Is Out” confound expectations moving from percussion heavy programming to heavily pressurized deepness and otherworldy acid.
This is music built for nightclubs and warehouses, not beach bars and boat parties. Enjoy
Published: 19th September 2013