Exclusive to Juno, four-piece collective TRP drop some seriously impressive beats on their debut for L2S, with the excellent "Tear Gas" leading from the front with a fantastic blend of distorted kicks, tropical percussion and Detroit pads making it an essential purchase. Elsewhere, the smooth "Dreaming" is simply stunning, while "Outlaw" is a hectic mix of renegade sine waves and grimy stabs and "Squiggie" rounds off the set with a rough 'n' ready future-garage rhythm. A really impressive debut, and a group well worth staying in touch with based on this fine EP.
David Willenberger's TRP alias has had no problems in finding plenty of love from the house audiences ever since his first EP for Lobster Theremin. But that's not difficult to understand; his music is effective, catchy, and a perfect example of the sort of gear that gets people moving these days. He's up on the ever-impressive Unknown To The Unknown this week, and starts with "DS4", a menacing, pig-headed techno bounce smothered in deep acid love. The title tune "Gunz" is a fiery, intricate punch of drunken drums and hissing percussion stabs going off all over the shop, whereas "Service" floats neatly in a dream-like state thanks to the help of a delicious array of sliding drums. Tough and gorgeous.
Since making his debut on Lobster Theremin back in 2016, David Willenberger AKA TRP has popped up on some impressive labels including Mork, Unknown to the Unknown and Shall Not Fade. His return to Lobster Theremin is a four-track affair rich in dusty, lo-fi productions marinated in tactile chords and glassy-eyed melodies. Really, though, it's the weightiness of his beats and basslines that catches the ear throughout, from the rubbery throb of classic U.S deep house tribute "EFX (Part 1)" and L.I.E.S-does-dream house bumper "EFX (Part 2)", to the skipping, two-step machine drums, swirling electronics and gentle melodies of opener "Things Won't Change". If you're looking for something deeper and woozier in a heads-down, early morning style, then cast your gaze towards EP standout "Conscientious".
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