Indulging a clear love of Star Wars, Agnes makes his debut on Vitalik having moved across a staggering plethora of labels in the years since starting out in the field of minimal techno. There's a celebratory imagination at work across this EP, moving into varying styles from the ranging deep house of "Bobba Fatt" to the low-slung hip hop freakiness of "Maybe Here Maybe Not". Neglecting to stay in one place at any point, the Swedish producer displays his appreciation of surreality in house music with grace and in the process creates some sure-fire dancefloor burners with a wealth of individuality about them.
There's a lot of hype surrounding TJ Hertz's work, but thankfully the young producer has the talent to deliver. "Agnes Demise" is all twitchy, hyperactive percussion, a lumbering rhythm and the most merciless kicks and gut-busting bass drops known to man (or machine). All the while that sense of unrest, almost like an itch that won't go away, pervades. "Fishbone" is even more complex; the rhythm feels like it's going to trip over itself and jittery claps support a series of dark sonic blips and jarring riffs. It's chaotic but Hertz manages to navigate his way through the sonic madness with his sanity intact.