Duran Duran Duran aka Ed Flis is in the middle of a resurgence. The US producer, who first made a name during the break core scene of the mid-00s, released his first album in seven years in 2017 and now he follows it with this EP on French label Tripalium. While "Terror City" borrows from break core's shattered, splintered percussion, it is more restrained, as he lays down a scuffled, wiry rhythm. There is another surprise on "Sinking About You"; Flis works eerie textures and upbeat chords around a stepping groove and the kind of gasping, growling bass that sounds like it was recycled from a Basic Channel record.
The Philadelphia producer Ed Fils aka Duran Duran Duran has been making hard edged dance music for labels like Cock Rock Disco, Planet Mu and Tigerbeat6 since the early noughties. Duran is his first album in seven years and it's also his first solo release on Bintus' Power Vacuum, after appearing on the Vectors 3 compilation earlier in 2017. Duran features nine new tracks: the pounding breakcore of "Pryor Acid", the body bashing rave deconstruction of "Drug Life" and the furiously mind bending Rephlex style IDM of "Sexus" are just some of the highlights.