Entoniu & Agape – Poker EP [Deep Tech Records]
Deep Tech Records presents “Poker EP”, coming from the Italian duo Entoniu & Agape. The release features four pumping techno tracks that capture the sound of the underground dance music. Deep, dubby and most definitely groovy, the EP follows a series of releases and remixes signed by the duo, displaying a continuous musical growth.
Deep Tech Records was founded in 2011 in The United States by Adis Hotic aka Duky, and their music is enjoying support from many well-known artists like Marco Carola, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, tINI, Enzo Siragusa, DJ Sneak, Paco Osuna, Dubfire and David Gtronic, to name just a few. The label publishes material coming from established artists, as well as new talents from all over the world.
Entoniu & Agape are friends and they work together for more than ten years, making and playing techno and house rhythms. Their music has been published by labels like DataTech, Zeitlos Music, Phunk Traxx, Baile Musik, Frucht, Enough! Music, Introspection, Minordub, Tip Tap Records, Binaural Arts, Natural Beat Recordings and many others. The two producers draw influence from a variety of styles and subgenres while having a special interest in the Romanian sound of techno. Sometimes, they use their alias Entape to dispatch strong minimal waves and crisp techy beats.
“Full” is a dub-infused cut, delivering a strong 4/4 beat flavoured with reverberating pads and effects while swirling textures bring colour to the background layers. Designed in a deep note as well, “Pădurea Neagră” follows a similar pattern, but gets more minimalistic and eerie. Imagine standing alone, lost in your thoughts in a dark yet charming forest. The percussion features a tribal hand drum from time to time, adding a trippy dimension to the cut. “Poker”, the track that also names the EP is a glitchy minimal tech composition, with a driving bassline and crisp percussion. The build-ups are emphasised by strobing pads and multi-layered breaks, making this one sound more like a DJ tool, as it has a loopy nature and a lot of mixing potential. “Natura Sălbatică” is a groovy banger that uses multiple vocal samples and a stripped-down beat to create a steady rhythm, while intense modulations and warping effects spice-up the sound. This cut can make any dancefloor go wild at any time!
You can find Poker EP here.
Artist: Entoniu & Agape
Title: Poker EP
Label: Deep Tech Records
Cat. number: DTR204
Release date: 01.10.2018
Words by AndreiB