Analogue pioneers Livio & Roby prepare to release the second EP on their Tier imprint.
Cementing the duo’s label as a platform for sophisticated and distinguished productions, this three-track EP offers two original works, with Romanian compatriot Priku delivering a remix. It follows the label’s debut EP ‘Bala Un Ac’, which featured illustrious Dutch mastermind Ion Ludwig on rerub duties.
Title track ‘Ondul’ uses shimmering pads and rich atmospheres, best heard through a stack of Funktion-Ones. Absorbing and rolling grooves typifies deft producer Priku, who utilises off kilter rhythms, twisted FX processing and a funk laden bassline perfectly suited for those long after-hours. The flip’s ‘Bartez’ is another transfixing workout, maintaining a steady pace until a subtle lift in velocity elevates the arrangement.
Deriving its name from gaming, ‘tier’ relates to reaching another level until achieving a goal. Predominantly providing a home for the duo’s own productions, Tier will also showcase both established and emerging talent, with a similar sound and vision.
A2. Ondul (Priku Remix)
In stores this month. Buy your copy here: https://livioroby.ffm.to/tier002