Friday, 26 June 2009
PRE-ORDER: F – Epilogue/Epilogue (Ramadanman Rerub) [7even]
Another 12” from France’s premier techno infused dubstep label 7even, this time not only featuring long time contributor and proven badman F but also sometime France resident and Hessle Audio co-owner Ramadanman. This is the ninth release so far for 7even and the third by F and let me tell you; once again they haven’t missed a single step.
The original is a deeper than deep mood piece with a 4x4 pulse and subtle pads that gently build over loops that sound like a tiny machine whirring into life. It’s got the ambience and delicacy of Kompact’s ‘GAS’ in the way the elements flow. It’s a sublime composition suited to sunrises and the dawning on a new day.
Ramadanman’s Rerub on the flip takes all the elements of the original and shakes it up for the dance floor; but, as with much of his recent work he’s been turning his hand to many style, from D’n’B to techno and funky, Mr. Kennedy has made this into a tech house meets funky jam, with greatresults. He takes away some of the deepness in favour of the swing and energy, by tweaking some of the elements that were buried deep in the original and throwing them out front and putting it to an almighty soca/house beat.
This is one solid plate from F, Ramadanman and 7even. With each side doing something totally different from the sublime deepness to a bumping tetchiness; it really is a match made in 7even.
Words: James Balf