Review: The Senso Sounds series showcases emerging techno talent, and the sixth instalment casts its gaze across Europe for inspiration. Talent on the continent is not lacking: Amsterdam DJ Lilly Palmer kick starts the split EP with the pulverising bass and driving rhythm of "Listen To Me", while a similar style comes in the shape of Carbon's rave-soaked banger, "Softly Twisted". By contrast, Heerhorst's "Prisma" is a widescreen affair, the German producer's swirling synths underpinned by an ominous groove. Rounding off another volume of this series is Timid Boy from France, whose "Oniris" is an evocative slice of tranced out club techno.
Review: You just know something is made to play when you see a release on Nic Fanciulli's Saved imprint. This time he's tapped Paris' Timid Boy for a release, but there's nothing shy about this fellow, believe us! It's rolling and funky minimal for the warm up or after hours alike on "Test Test" ,which is sure to get some hands in the air moments with its cheeky Eminem samples. It's more peak time suited artillery on "I Can Do It": we've already told you he's funky right? He certainly brings it on this killer, track, complete with cut up vocals and tightly programmed rhythm. Finally "The Girl" uses tripped out pitch shifted vocal samples courtesy of Frenchman Arno Joey (alongside a bleepy melody) to mess with minds in the main room rather effectively.
Review: French producer Timid Boy has appeared previously on Gruuv, Viva and SCI + TEC but now he throws down for indie label Set About with "This Is Hardgroove" where he throws down some rolling and pounding tech house in the vein of Kody & Leftwing or Julian Juweil. He then teams up with Aleksandar Ivkov on "Future" and if you ask us: this stellar track is the future of tech house.
Review: After appearances recently on Deeperfect and Resopal Schallware, French DJ/promoter/journalist/producer Damien Almira aka Timid Boy is back making his debut properf or Oliver Huntermann's ever reliable Senso Sounds. The Deviation EP features the tough rolling and moody funk of "Force 2020", plus the pounding peak time adrenaline of the title track and coming to a heady climax with "Never Enough" and its hands in the air party vibe. Groovier sounds than usually attributed to the label, and more quality tracks from the Time Has Changed boss.