Artist: Spark Taberner
Title: Scene One EP
Label: Hidden Recordings
Cat #: HR023
Release Date: Late June 2012
Format: Vinyl and Digital
01 Spark Taberner – Scene One (Original Mix)
02 Spark Taberner – Scene One (Roberto Bosco Remix)
03 Spark Taberner – Scene One (Leghau Remix)
04 Spark Taberner – Modern Family (Original Mix)
Hidden Recordings wows again with another expansive dark techno roller ideal for the big stage, produced by Holland’s Spark Taberner. His superb production style coupled with an innate penchant for dance floor magic has made him a top name on many techno labels, and now joins the Hidden Recordings family.
It makes sense for the rising Dutchman to join forces with the NY imprint that has become synonymous with pushing the boundaries of late-night techno. Joining
the roster are Roberto Bosco and Leghau, who deliver mind-blowing remixes that make this a truly unforgettable release. “Scene One” is a four track gem destined to become the next strong release in an already remarkable catalog for the label.
Scene One – Original
The original version starts with the signature Taberner sound, a heavy-footed kick drum that you can picture armies marching to, and all-encompassing bass that would rattle any dance-floor. There are the complex melodic layers that are subtly shifted throughout the track, leaving you fully engrossed combined with smooth flowing drum patterns to achieve various levels of tension and release.
Scene One – Roberto Bosco Remix
A rare remix from the rising Italian star whose work has been described as “having an effortless quality; an almost dazzling sense of ease that masks a very strong foundation” by legend Francois K. Additionally he has released on Len Faki’s Figure label and his remix showcases the smooth, crisp and lush style he is known for. Enter a rhythmic and hypnotic groove which will leave you captivated, combined with a punishing yet elegant bass line that captures the moment and doesn’t let go.
Scene One – Leghau Remix
Another young producer that commands the respect of many veterans, including Len Faki who released Leghau on his Figure imprint in late 2011. Additionally, the young Frenchman has seen his work on labels such as Trapez, and now Hidden Recordings. His remix is an eerie, moody yet forcefully, metallic, and a Detroit-inspired industrial re-rub. The dark intensity of the original is maintained, in fact, augmented by the storm and bluster of Leghau’s sense of urgency and night time vision.
Taberner’s second original bookends the EP with an intense techno groover that finishes strong and at the peak. The rolling kick drum still reigns supreme but the varying synth stabs adds a deeper, organic vibe to give it a balanced intensity that hides its manic core until the breakdown, and after that the techno
dam bursts and dance floor madness rules.