Artist: Steve Mulder
Title: Lockdown EP
Cat #: RSPKT053
Release Date: 28/05/2012
01 Steve Mulder – Lockdown (Original Mix)
02 Steve Mulder – Lockdown (Frankyeffe Remix)
03 Steve Mulder – Avenger (Original Mix)
The ever-prolific Steve Mulder continues his attack on the cream of the crop of Techno labels and his Lockdown EP on Respekt is another notch in the proverbial crotch.
The original mix of “Lockdown” goes for a slightly tribal approach, with a rolling rhythm section supported by juicy sub bass. Dislocated, metallic riffs seize control of the affair and intertwine with industrial bleeps and post-apocalyptic sensibilities.
Picking it up from there, Frankyeffe‘s version relies on the funkier edge of the original, focusing on the percussion-laden drums and a heads-down, dubbier vibe.
Closing up, we have “Avenger“, which steps into higher gear, with crunchy hats and persistent beeps. More liquid bass expands everything to titanic proportions while a cyclic riff does its business throughout the whole track.