Artist: Steaward & Theo Muller
Cat. #: STWR6
Release date: 10-09-2016
Steaward & Théo Muller – Deep Stick
Théo Muller – Dubby Wan Kenobi
Steaward – Track 9
Steaward – Track 10
This September marks the return of Steaward’s self-titled imprint with a new 4-track EP featuring French producer Théo Muller.
Originally from north-western France, Paris based DJ-producer Steaward has been producing and releasing on labels like Local Talk, Qalomata and Traxx Underground for over 10 years. Drawing inspiration from the roots of Detroit, Chicago and New York, his music style touches upon obscure techno and raw house, yet remains profoundly influenced by the warm soul of gospel music. After the launch of his 2013 label Rutilance Recordings with Gunnter, he set up Steaward as a subdivision platform for the darker side of the labels releases, and here we see Rinse France resident Théo Muller step up for a collaborative release with Steaward for their new Vol.6 EP.
Across the EP both Steaward and Théo Muller deliver a cross section of dubbed-out, murky techno and energetic house aimed squarely at the dance-floor, and the opening track sets the heavy-hitting tone right from the start. ‘Deep Stick’ lays down a punchy bass line alongside rhythmic clap hits and filtered metallic notes, then up next is Théo Muller’s ‘Dubby Wan Kenobi’ which substitutes the energy-fuelled vibe with deep bass tones and shadowy atmospherics.
Steaward then takes the reigns for solo composition ‘Track 9’, energetically driven by a heavy rhythm and patterned sonic stabs, leading on to whirring final cut ‘Track 10’ concluding the package with lo-fi bass hums contrasted with sweeping, psychedelic synth drones.
Steaward & Théo Muller’s EP Vol.6 is out on Steaward on the 10th September 2016.