Scand resident Steve Allman brings together the fast-paced sounds of Detroit and London
electro in his debut EP on EON Records.
A key part of London’s longest running electro night Scand for ten years, the south London
producer has played alongside the genre’s most important figures The Advent, Detroit in Effect
and Andrea Parker included - delivering consistently high velocity all vinyl sets. Allman’s
approach to the dancefloor comes out in its full majesty here on Brainwave. Driven with
analogue bass from the Novation Bass Station 2 that’s central to his studio set up, the EP is an
uptempo booty moving selection of tracks.
Sonically the EP is an expression of Allman’s ear for fast-paced 90s era Detroit electro and the
UK’s rave edged take on the sound calling upon freaky synth work, heavy bass patterns and
eerie rave stabs to colour the release. What we hear on Brainwaves across the three original
tracks is pacey, buoyant and sub-weighted - a record ready to be played loud when the systems
are turned back on. Closest influence and mentor Sync 24 drops a bomb of a remix for the title
track Brainwave, weaponising it a step further adding a deadly acid scrawl.
Published: 22nd June 2020