Release Date: Nov 17th 2014
Format: Digital / Cassette
Classicworks presents ‘Hidden Traxx EP’, the latest in their growing roster of late-night dance jams, this time with label co-conspirator Nehuen taking the controls. His music have always demonstrated a flare for hypnotic, cyclic melodies and neck snapping drum programming, and the four track here are no exception. All the songs on this EP were recorded in one take, with the Barcelonan’s studio of voltage-powered machines and synthesizers wrapping around themselves in a shuffling tapestry of midi, lo fi electronics and plenty of the TR-707 drum machine.
‘Jam 1’ starts things off with cruisy Juno pads, eventually underpinning a slow, drum machine focussed boogie, sliding between wompy analogue bass and slippery percussion.
The swing gets jacked into a serious twist for 'Jam 2', with its unrelenting 303 and stomping drums rising and ascending in manic triplets and pure basement tension.
'Jam 3' sees Nehuen crank the levels, pumping heavily compressed drum patterns into machine-funk work outs with a little help from NY madman Nick Hook.
Jam 4 rounds things off angularly, taking us on a progressively journey into heavily filtered baselines and swirling cymbal patterns in the perfect anthem for bunkers the world over.
Supported by: Truss, Simian Mobile Disco, Pangaea, Speedy J, Forward Strategy Group, The Black Dog, Phil Kieran, Truncate, Skream, Maelstrom, Pfirter, Leon Vynehall, The Black Dog, Lucy, Djedjotronic, xxxy, Claude Von Stroke, TEED, Huxley, James Zabiela, SCNTST, Cassegrain, Komon, Groove Armada, JoeFarr, Ikonika and BNJMN.
released November 25, 2014
Written,produced and recorded by Nehuen Mac Allister in Barcelona, August 2014.