Since 2011, or what we could describe as the rebirth of vintage electronic music and the muddled, increasingly convoluted evolution of 'bass' music, Nick Harris aka A Sagittariun has been providing our charts, and the wider scene, with consistently high levels future-proof techno. Slightly Ajar is his third release of 2017 already, and it comes through on his own Elastic Dreams imprint with a squadron of deep and effortlessly mesmerizing electronic shapes. "Stingray" opens with an ocean of euphoric pads and industrial rhythms coming together as one, and is followed elegantly by the much deeper, more reflective broken patterns of "Burning Crystal". On the B-side, "An Infinite Number Of Possibilities" kicks the gears into motion with a much bouncier, club-centric techno groove filled with surreal melodies, and "720 Degrees" buries a load of bleeps into a hypnotic bundle of sci-fi sonics for total dancefloor domination. Effective and ultra-sleek - the lot of them!
Ahead of the release of his debut album Outsiders, AC teases us with this fiery fusion of US and UK bass styles... "All About Paper". Teaming up with longstanding 4x4 don Bassboy, the vibe is a vibey blend of neck-snap breaks and bassline low end. Growling with a little touch of high end rough harmony, kicking with a dash of deep swing LA funk - no one is doing it like the Night Bass crew and AC Slater is leading from the front.