The anonymous Man Power makes his debut on Throne of Blood with the label’s first release in 2015. Closely affiliated with Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant Records, he’s been making waves across the underground over the past couple years with remixes and releases on labels including Hivern Discs, Eskimo Records, ENE, Infiné, Rothmans, and Is It Balearic? With a debut LP in the can for Correspondant and 12”s due on Voyeurhythm, Renate Schalplatten, and Discos Capablanca, this unknown producer and DJ is definitely one to keep an eye on in 2015.
With “Trans” Man Power turns in a peaktime monster with soaring, frankly uncharacteristic optimistic rushes. Berlin’s Discodromo strips things down a bit delivering a version reminiscent of something that would have smashed up a Wicked party in San Francisco circa ’96. Man Power returns to familiar dark and driving analogue territory on the flip with “Blue Suite.” WT Records mainman Willie Burns closes out the 12” with tearing, arpeggio-heavy mix that pumps things up for the dancefloor. Hotly-tipped newcomers Bird of Paradise round out the digital package with a slow motion acid remix of “Blue Suite.”
Published: 26th March 2015