Alex Pervukhin, Francisco – Rue Des Moines 64 EP [Sweaty Bull]
Ukrainian artist Alex Pervukhin returns to Sweaty Bull Records with “Rue Des Moines 64 EP” produced in collaboration with Colombian newcomer Francisco Fresen, now a Parisian-based hardware alien and owner of the beautiful new-born record label Capybara Music Underground. The 12″ provides an intriguing combination of high-grade electro, acid house and techy sounds, so expect housey chords from Roland JV, jungle breaks from old-school libraries and spicy MPC grooves, tested on the dancefloor and mastered by Kirik.
With similar affinities for analog gear and musical genres, both producers surely deliver the vibes with this record, all while working on raising awareness for their activity in the international electronic music scene. Throughout time, Alex has already dropped notable materials with Tessellate, Colors Of Crocus, Hubble Recordings and Rawax while Francisco is gaining momentum fast, always presenting impressive compositions.
Side A opens with the thumping rhythm of “Tape Track”, an uplifting cut powered by uptempo drumming patterns, inviting vocal jams from the samplers as well as smooth breakbeat and acid house influences. The background chords remain warm, laying out a nostalgic feeling related to the electronic music released in the ’90s. Following, “This Was First One” switches gears to electro and techno, blurring the line between the genres and rolling with an electrifying dynamism.
On the flip, “This One For Olivia” teleports us to a proper rave decades ago, continuing the journey presented by A1, merging vocal samples from KRS-ONE tracks and carefully crafted broken beats, raw basslines and trippy synth arpeggios while the closing cut “Monday Is Always Electric” dives into UK garage and experimental built with eerie atmospheres, trembling bass stabs, vivid complementary layers and lush breakdowns.
Listen to the snippets and grab your copy of Rue Des Moines 64 EP at deejay.de.
Artists: Alex Pervukhin, Francisco