Antigone & Rødhåd
All recorded in the warm creative environment of his Berlin studio.
Having initially released a pair of collaborative white labels featuring Lucy and Alex.Do over the last couple of years, Rødhåd’s imprint WSNWG notches up the pace with a vengeance in lieu of third instalment, foreshadowing another trio of joint EPs to be released throughout 2020 and including co-ops with Ø [Phase] (June), Daniel Avery (September) and Rene Wise (November). This also comes with the opening of a new chapter in Rødhåd’s career, as he will be starting to tour live in addition to his DJ sets, including dates at Berghain, Re-Textured Festival in London, Awakenings in Amsterdam; also joining forces with Sebastian Mullaert’s as part of his Circle Of Live project.
Borderless by essence, WSNWG’s aim is simple: showcase collaborations between Rødhåd and a variety of like-minded artists from various horizons, all recorded in the warm creative environment of his Berlin studio. ‘WSNWG003′ is the result of three sessions French techno stalwart Antigone and Rødhåd had in 2018 and 2019, with each of the tracks’ titles referring to the particular date it was made and recorded – understand ‘180702’ as 2nd of July 2018.
The journey starts off with the nostalgia-soaked, rolling punch of ‘180702.1’ – a number that justly epitomises both artists’ idiosyncrasies through a fine-tuned blender of near-classical emotional stir and gridlocked floor dynamics on a dubby tip. Delving further deep into post-industrial murk, its ‘.2’ counterpart casts a spell of veiled menace upon dancers and ravers through clanky assemblies of rattling drums, mirroring signals and brooding droney flights.
Flip it over and here’s ‘190709’ shifting the focus to breaks-heavy traction in powerful fashion. Riddled with mangled pep-talk samples, raucous machine howling and stuttering junglisms, the track spins in and out of orbit to entice the listener into a much physically demanding workout. Last but not least, no-nonsense floor-shredder ‘190904’ treats us to a brain-melting trip of fast-rotation synth loops, bleepy subs and fevered hi-hats that shall fit just right in the middle of any climactic buildup worthy of the name.
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