Review: The latest release on Psyk's label is a heads-down affair from Italian producer Chevel. In its most extreme form, this takes the form of "2020", where high-pitched squeals and shrieks are set to a tough, pacey rhythm. However, the more rewarding tracks see Chevel explore a more subtle approach. "Noflit" is based on contrasts with a combination of a rubbery bass and tough, distorted drums. "Summer" just as understated with a mysterious synth line cloaking the arrangement's percussive slivers. However, Chevel also understands the demands of the dance floor and "Detrimental", with its blip, bleeps and tough beats is sure to cause mayhem whenever it's dropped.
Review: Two tracks from Italian producer Dario Tronchin aka Chevel's 2013 album, Air is Freedom, get the remix treatment. Non Series deserves to be praised for choosing the remixers wisely, with precocious UK artist Happa delivering an incendiary version of "Harsh Times". Over a lumbering, stepping rhythm, he drops ear-shredding, grating waves of noise and claustrophobic beats that gradually get more and more intense as the track unravels. The other remix is radically different. French Fries is best known for his work on ClekClekBoom and his take on "Lumen" is just as adventurous. Lo-fi chimes and insistent acid squiggles make for a more understated affair, but it too will insinuate its way into the listener's sub-conscious.