Quoted as saying their relationship is based on a shared love for the Roland SH101, TJ Kong and Eric De Man have put their all into creating a forward-thinking techno release with the same warmth as their favoured piece of kit. Warmth and techno aren't usually terms that fit together easily, but step aside from your usual preconceptions of the genre and you really can feel a positive atmosphere from "Luid". Hard enough for the dancefloor yet intriguing enough for a home listen, it's a track that keeps on giving. "Duidelijk"has the house sensibilities and wobbling swagger of Scando-pop fused to its robust techno skeleton and as a mutant track it creates something uniquely delightful. Finishing off with two remixes by techno legend Mark Broom, this is an EP filled with bright surprises.
Dutch production duo TJ Kong and Nuno Dos Santos will drop their debut album, the whimsically entitled After Dark, My Sweet, later this month. As a precursor to that release, Compost Black have unleashed an EP of remixes of album track, "Where Were You" from the duo themselves and close friend Kirk Degiorgio. TJ Kong and Nuno Dos Santos keep the focus on the dancefloor in their techno dub and instrumental versions whereas Kirk Degiorgio goes even deeper on his, adding yet more warmth and emotion to the track.