Various ‘Sinister 02’

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Artist: Various
Title: Sinister 02
Cat. #: SIN LTD 02
Release Date: Dec, 2012
A1 – Heiko Laux & Alexander Lukat – Bleak (Apathism Mix)
A2 – Pär Grindvik – Sinister (Re-Enter)
B1 – Dustin Zahn – Our Tide of Sin
B2 – Secluded – Energy

Par Grindvik’s Sinister label raises its dark and mysterious head for the second release, ’Sinister 02’. Joining Par on the release are a collection of artists who’s in- dividual styles have earned them well-respected plaudits across electronic music. They share common ground, but keep to their own unique form in this release.Heiko Laux & Alexander Lukat’s ’Bleak’ is a lusciously textured piece full of grainy pads, rumbling sub-bass and sucking rhythms. As the track gently builds and falls, the detail in their production glimmers through. ’Bleak’ is a powerful and brooding track for the floor.

Par Grindvik’s ’Sinister ReEnter’ is a near beatless piece that balances unease and tension with intrigue and open-mindedness. A perfect intro to sets.Dustin Zahn’s ’Our Tide of Sin’ combines straight-up, rolling drums with a playful- ness not oft-heard in many modern-day techno productions. Layered with phasing tones and samples, Dustin retains drive while keeping the track moving throughout.Secluded’s ’Energy’ track brings things down to a darker level. His head-down pro- ductions as Secluded stir forbidding thoughts. Based around simplistic and wholly effective hooks, Secluded’s productions have a muscular, but restrained sound; a winning alliance.Par’s Sinister imprint continues where it left off, pulling in four sombre, yet powerful tracks – something for every stage of the club.


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