Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers’ Tuskegee Music continues to deliver the goods behind releases from Kool D, ex-Trouw resident William Kouam Djoko and Seth himself. Now on their 6th release, Tuskegee present a new collaborative effort between The Martinez Brothers, Jesse Calosso and Phil Moffa who - operating under their new production alias ‘Soundview’ - piece together a tribute to Rob Fernandez.
With this being their first contribution to the label since the first release - the Martinez Brothers team up with close label friend and erudite sound technician Phil Moffa who adds to a slew of successful collaborations that have recently seen releases on Hypercolour, Plan B and The Corner. Also in on the studio session, Jesse Calasso, long-term friend of The Martinez Brothers, delivers his latest contribution to the Tuskegee catalogue following his label debut on the "Come Up" EP.
Beginning his career as a doorman at Tracks, Rob Fernandez went on to become a true stalwart of New York’s scene throughout and beyond the 90’s who - throughout, played a primary role in keeping the spirit and love for dance music alive in the city. Now - in keeping with the 90’s indebted ethos of Tuskegee Music - Soundview present their homage to a legend in the form of the ‘The Method: a 2-track EP brimming with live analogue drum work and hustling acid lines.
‘Nex Legends’ kicks things off with a tight, bubbling groove that glides under wildly pitched percussion and mangled vocal signals. An olio of effects drive progress forwards alongside an urgent organ stab before ‘Do You Miss Brooklyn’ sets a sordid acid line under freely sequenced 909 drums. A minor-key melody gently pushes through alongside trippy spoken vocals that cap off another fine addition to the Tuskegee catalogue.
Published: 25th August 2015