After teasing us over the last two years with compilation and split EP releases on labels such as Let's Play House, Horn Wax and Throne of Blood/Black Catalogue, acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker Sean Dack drops his first solo EP as Pixelife for Throne of Blood.
Deftly navigating the grey areas in between house, techno and acid, Pixelife delivers two original tracks built to move the dancefloor at strobe-saturated warehouse parties.
"Waves of Titan" lulls you into a false sense of security with a steady minor chord groove before slipping into a doomsday Doppler effect siren freakout. Meanwhile Pittsburgh Track Authority return to TOB, refreaking “Waves” into a highly functional piano jam suspended between deep house and still deeper techno..
On the flipside, "DC to Daylight” moves from a push/pull groove anchored by a tense Juno bassline through an unraveling breakdown, building back up into a peak hour acid techno jam complete with snarling FM bass and laser ready swells. Fresh off his recent “Moon Temple” EP with his bandmate Vito Roccoforte, The Rapture’s Gabriel Andruzzi anchors his propulsive yet soulful remix to the track’s original bassline, effortlessly building “DC to Daylight” into a joyful acid house rave-up.
Published: 4th September 2014