Premiere: OR-7 – 001
The latest themed project from the Classical Trax stable comes with a distinct Detroit bent with artists like Lars Warn, Draft Dodger, Fisky, Imaabs and Tomas Urquieta putting their respective spins on labels like Transmat and Metroplex. Out tomorrow (May 20), the Future ’95’ EP isn’t a true-to-form tribute to the aforementioned Detroit institutions, but as one of the more techno-leaning releases from the CT camp, it does bring a refreshing hybrid approach, lacing breakbeats into previously empty space and spooky melodies around dusty drums. For our money, Lars Warn, as his new side-project OR-7, contributes the highlight track, the almost-strictly percussive peak time banger “001”. Don’t let the very techno track title fool you though, Lars has an acumen for for percussive heat and him taking on the more linear form feels comfortable. Grab Future ’95’ via Classical Trax tomorrow. Art work for the tape is by Ryan Huff aka DJ SagePay.