Various Artists – FLMM & Time Traveler present: Power Levelling Sequence VA 02 (PLS.UK) – Out on November 4th, 2019
What lures in the darkness can often intimidate and petrify. Pls.Uk have been guided along by disguised hands, herding the powerhouse label to a bevvy of high octane releases which accentuate its modus operandi. They can boast a slew of heavy hitters in the techno game, with locomotives Rvde, Ansome, and Ayarcana supplying some exuberant projects.
Now from the shadows emerges two of the masterminds driving things forward, Italian born and London based FLmm and Time Traveler. The former, who is one of the founders of Pls.Uk, has released on the likes of Motz and Toxic Waster Buried and is now joined by his compatriot. Time Traveler, of course, heads his own Chronicles Diary label, in which he recently released his Harder Times / Tribute EP. Now they are ready to showcase their collaborative talents and give a face to the piston charged label, beginning with a compilation featuring a collaborative track. Prepare for the Power Levelling Sequencer.
Things kick off with the Italian duo with the eponymous aptly named leading track. A weapon of mass destruction, this volatile track could be used to combat the most hectic of dance floors. Destructive slapping percussions ride along with a deep and carnivorous bassline; underground and seedy, you feel flushed into the depths of the rave. An old school rave break is interrupted by a dial tone until it flips with a hip hop scratch and vocal, silence, then annihilation.
Next up to bat is 138, a Los Angeles based duo of Billy Garcia and Nathan Valle, who head their own TXTRL label. “Minibear” has those earth-shattering feet stomping bass drum with this peculiar synth that sounds like if you put a squash court in a tube, stretched it out for miles and increased the squeak. Driven by deep crashes and a buried vocal: conveyor belt industry leads to a catchy drum pattern break that builds and detonates with fading vocals.
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Title: Power Levelling Sequence
Cat. number: PLSUKVA02
Release date: 29.11.2019
Format: vinyl, digital