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02 Apr 12
Played by: Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage
Review: For this fifth release on his increasingly impressive Fourth Wave label, Tom Kerridge has snaffled some tracks from Presk, a producer who has previously released on Doc Deneeka's Ten Thousand Yen imprint. It seems like a wise move, because "Hesitate", in particular, is excellent. Based around a rolling, midtempo 4/4 garage rhythm, sweet melodies and cut-up old skool vocal stabs, it's the sort of thing that wouldn't sound out of place on Hotflush or Swamp81. Virtual flispide "Kook" is almost as impressive, conjuring a woozy concoction of steppin' beats, dreamy vocals (a la Alison Goldfrapp in her Orbital days, pitched down a notch or two) and tipsy, drunken melodies.
05 Sep 11
UK Funky/UK Garage
Review: Something of a fresh face, Presk uses just the slightest of touches to make his brand of techno vibrant and singular. "Devour" sports a groove that falls jagged, keeping a tight swing but an insistently funky one all the same. "Love Again" meanwhile ups the ante with a more overtly 2-step beat and a punchy bassline, while matching the opener for melodic richness. "Slick Rick" slows things down marginally but piles on that Strictly Rhythm bump to great effect. Not afraid to makes things a little naughty, Presk has ably positioned himself as a bright young crusader with ear-nagging jams in his utility belt.
28 Oct 12
Played by: Leg Jazz
Review: Having already impressed with releases for Doc Daneeka's Ten Thousand Yen imprint and Ramp sub-label Fourth Wave, 2020 Vision very wisely snap up Dutch producer Presk for their Midnight Visions imprint, itself becoming a go-to place for canny fusions of bass and deep house. "Nobody Makes Me Feel" combines punchy, swerving rhythms, churning acid with smooth throwback house in the Huxley mould, while the detached vocal sample, firm 4/4 and big room stabs of "Akola" come across like a particularly raucous variety of the hybrid sound George Fitzgerald has been perfecting recently. Finally, "Cerano City" offers a dark, driving techno cut, offset by rolling UKF snares and jagged neon synth blasts.