Title: Rapscallions EP
Label: Save You Records
Release Date: 10th December / 7th January
Cat. #: SYR020
Format: 12″ vinyl / digital
1. Ste Roberts – Tram and Pier
2. Ste Roberts – Week 8 (Youandewan remix)
3. MarcAshken – Feeders (Kris Wadsworth’s Red Tape remix)
4. Jay Tripwire – Sad and Beautiful World edit
￼London label, Save You Records celebrate their twentieth release with a superb four track EP featuring music from Ste Roberts, Youandewan, MarcAshken, Kris Wadsworth and Jay Tripwire..
Save You Records launched back in the summer of 2010 with a remit to release fresh and exciting house and techno from upcoming artists and established names. In the intervening two years they have become one of the most interesting labels around, shunning the notion of sticking to one genres and releasing a string of outstanding singles that have really grabbed the imagination of music lovers, DJs and press alike.
Now to celebrate their twentieth release the Save You team has put together a pretty special EP featuring some of the hottest producers around. The ‘Rapscallion EP’ kicks off with Hypercolour and Initials co-owner Ste Roberts who drops the wonderful ‘Tram & Pier’, a tough slice of rolling techno that marries Detroit influences with tight drum programming to create a deep, hypnotic winner. The second A side cut sees Roberts in play again as his ‘Week 8’ is reworked by the ever-excellent Youandewan, who delivers a stunning and emotive slice of spacious dub techno.
On the flip things get going with the inspired pairing of MarcAshken & Kris Wadsworth, the latter remixing Ashken’s ‘Feeders’ into a twisted and off kilter affair. Haunting melodic riffs, distorted pitch shifted vocals and beautifully layered percussion all come together to make a record that is dark and edgy yet a guaranteed floorfiller, sublime stuff! Finally Jay Tripwire steps forward with a new edit of his track ‘Sad & Beautiful World’ a sumptuous dub techno affair that rightfully sees its way to vinyl here.
Save You Records have compiled a package here that cannot fail, featuring five standout producers and four sterling pieces of modern techno, enjoy.