Choice trans-Atlantic partnership Inxec v’s Droog deliver ‘The Westbound EP’, their spellbinding debut offering on Crosstown Rebels. LA based Culprit label bosses Droog and Brit techno accomplice Inxec strike that all-important balance between magnetic dancefloor appeal and impeccably smooth and compelling production, a sure fire winner that’s got DC-10 written all over it.
A-side ‘Westbound’ is replete in eerie techno soul. Ghostly, disengaged Hispanic influences echo through the eerie infectious riveting groove showcasing this effortless example of techno-balearica, a monster of track!! Murkier still, ‘Accidental’ is a melancholic ride along a dubby elastic bassline with sweeping ambient techno circled by a haunting female cry.
Flip over to the B-side as it all get’s hypnotic, deep and sexy - ‘Unhinged’ is laced with sinister dissonant chords, out of which emerges a soul-piercing female voice, sensual and strange. Finally ‘Sleepless Knights’ is structured around arpeggiated, bubbling synths, housey and full of warmth, the atmosphere is perfect both deep spaced out dance-floor’s at dawn, this gem is bathed in sunshine and another absolute killer! Sprawling and sanguine, ‘Sleepless Knights’ could be an anthem for just that.All hail the dream team and may they go to the dark side and back, again.
Published: 27th July 2011