This ep marks the debut release on Connected – a new label based between Brixton and Berlin – distributed by Kompakt Records and run by Terranova and Stereo Mc’s - www.connected.co.com
After their much acclaimed collaboration, “Tell me Why” ( Kompakt recs /KOM327) earlier in 2015, London’s legendary Stereo Mc’s and Berlin’s Veteran Dj/ Producer Terranova decided the vibe was too good to stop, and to stay on and record an album together.
Both Cuts – ‘Deeper’ and ‘Turnaround’ are taken from their forthcoming album scheduled for spring 2016. The Sound is a deep blend of Techno and the unique sound and language Stereo Mc’s singer, Rob Birch, has developed and refined over the Years .
Terranova and Stereo Mc’s have worked together on and off, both in the studio and for tours /clubdates since the early days of house&club music around 1990. About the EP: Opening cut ‘Deeper’ is aimed squarely at the dance floor with its rugged, grainy see-sawing bass and spooky spoken word vocals (which were actually recorded at a live set in the club earlier this year). Icy hi hats and coarse claps add to the mix as the unending, angsty groove rolls on and on, sucking you ever deeper in to its darkly seductive core. A belief in capturing the moment is put before recording regulations here – Terranova working the sound with a unique combination of computer and vintage studio outboard technology from 50’s valve compressors and mixer , to 70s analog and 80s digital outboard & effects , clavinova , stylophone... ‘whatever toys we can get our hands on’. On the flip, ‘Turnaround’ is a kinetic and hypnotic roller that pairs flying pitchshifted /harmonized rimshot orgies with a deep vocal performance on fluid heavy grooves. An urban, reflective sense of melody also litters the tune as Rob’s psychedelic vocal on ‘Turnaround’ (recorded on an iPhone while taking a shower he claims!) add a sense of intrigue and menace.This is a fulsome, hugely absorbing cut that will send out in any set. The vinyl version of this release features a bonus mix picking up on original House 12” Traditions by re-introducing the lost art of acappella versions— ‘Turnaround (acapella)’ will be of great use to DJs who want to get hands in the air