Title: Store Street / Katabatic Wind
Label: OTB Records
Format: Digital & Vinyl
Cat. #: OTB006
Release Date: January 29th, 2016
1. Store Street
2. Katabatic Wind
The sixth release on OTB Records sees debutant Lockyear explore new territory for the imprint/label. Honing his craft and tastes in Manchester, the now London based producer draws influence from dance music spanning multiple decades and regions: from Detroit to Norway, Amsterdam and Vancouver.
On the A side, Store Street channels the capacious vigour of packed Manchester warehouses from years gone by. A charging lead and polyrhythmic drum line combine to disorient and urge dancers to frenzy. Katabatic Wind finds Lockyear in more contemplative form. As a symphony of disjointed ambient textures and glassy, washing synths envelop a tense bottom line, the groove‘s driving meditation tugs on feet and minds alike. For the visual identity, OTB records started collaborating with 88888, an interdisciplinary artist-duo who designed an art stamp that will be used to produce the vinyl sleeves by hand, making each piece unique.