The Tici Taci label returns with their second release of the year, this time from Martin Eve and Jon Fugler, including Peza, Jack Butters and retroforward remixes.
British producer Martin Eve made his debut on Tici Taci last year with the superb ‘The Learning Experience’ EP, backed with remixes from label boss Duncan Gray and Rich Lane. He now returns to Tici Taci alongside former Fluke vocalist Jon Fugler for a stellar new record, accompanied by remixes from Nu-Disco producer Peza, label favourite Jack Butters and one half of the Field Of Dreams duo – Al McKenzie under his retroforward alias.
Says Martin, of the inspiration for ‘Night Train’ - “I get a lot of late-night trains. They're interesting places with people from all walks of life. They can be depressing spaces of solitude, uplifting sites of communality, sober scenes of work, and drunken places of revelry. The lyrics just came to me while I was travelling. I'd also been a MEGA fan of Fluke throughout my teenage years, perhaps they were the most underrated electronic group of the past twenty years. I'd had the fortune to meet Jon a decade or so ago and I had wanted to get his voice out there once again. Collaborating and recording remotely, Night Train was born”
Martin Eve’s original of ‘Night Train’ is built around a mid-tempo rhythm section and acidic stabs which provide the perfect backdrop for Fugler’s trademark vocals, this is an instantly catchy yet very wonderful subtle production. Peza’s chuggy acidic workout is fueled by sci-fi effects and indie-tinged melodies before Jack Butters marries guitars, synths and looped bass to reveal a futuristic cut.
retroforward’s remix slips down a slightly darker route, as we see a deep percussive groove brightened by bursts of subtle keys and restrained acid. To close, Peza’s offers up a dub that strips back his mix for those who like things a little less vocal.
Published: 3rd April 2020