Various Artists – The First [Unreleased Plattform]
Switzerland-based Unreleased Plattform presents its first pressing in the form of a Various Artists compilation titled “The First”. The 12” features four intense deep minimalistic cuts delivered by label owner Konstantin_k, Birdsmakingmachine, Dragosh and Duky. Founded in 2016, the label brought forward digital materials from artists like Deepzana, Modular and Bauch, while also running a podcast series dedicated to modern electronic dance music. This first wax was a natural step for the imprint and more will follow for sure.
Side A opens with Konstantin_k dropping “Elodios”, a twisted stripped-down rhythm flavoured with glitched effects and quirky modulated voices that sets the pace of the VA. Aside from his own musical playground, he collaborated with Little Helpers, 2 Owls Records, Play Groove, Tip Tap Records, Baile Musik, Natural Beat Recordings, Not For Us Records, Whoyostro and Basswalk, to name just a few. The well-known collective Birdsmakingmachine joins this venture with “Visihornes”, adding their distinct sounds to the wax only to amaze. Their presence in the scene is shrouded by mystery, leaving the music to do the talking instead. Here, they dispatch a groovy arrangement infused with mechanical sounds and complex layering.
On Side B, local artist Dragosh goes deeper with “Balans”, revealing a driving rhythm built with clockwork percussive elements, reversed notes and subtle dark textures. An established producer and selector, he’s known for his works published by Viva Music, Memoria Recordings, Paragram, Curtea Veche, No Time For Love, Otaku, Leftback and Modvlar Records. Concluding a solid release, we find the head of Deep Tech Records with “Spirits From The Other Side”. Designed with a gloomy atmosphere that rolls with a hypnotic percussion, Duky makes sure this one is a true frequency sweeper.
Grab your copy of the VA on deejay.de.
Artist: Various Artists
Title: The First
Label: Unreleased Plattform
Cat. number: UPV001
Release date: 30.06.2019
Words by AndreiB