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MONEGROS DESERT FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE MORE ACTS
Wu Tang Clan, Vitalic, SFDK and more will be performing the 21st edition 

Monegros Desert Festival returns for its long-awaited comeback after a five year hiatus. A truly international festival with stages created all over the world, 2020 will see it’s most adventurous edition yet with global artists, spectacular production, unique collaborations and so many surprises still to be announced
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Monegros Desert Festival, a non-stop 22 hour experience in the Spanish desert have announced some of the best acts and DJ’s in the world to perform at their 21st edition, taking place on Saturday 1st August 2020.
 
With it’s most ambitious production yet, the event will unite festival-goers across the most breath-taking dancefloors in the world, using its very own set of unique R.A.V.E principles: Radical, Audio, Visual, Experience. 
 
Drumcode boss Adam Beyer will be bringing his inimitable modern techno sound to the Spanish desert, joined by one of the most exciting DJ’s of the circuit right now – Paula Temple. The incredible line up also features the likes of the in-demand Belgian selector Amelie Lens, the legendary spanish artist  Paco Osuna and the god-like genius of Richie Hawtin.
 
Berlin based stalwarts Tale Of Us will also join the Monegros Desert Festival line up, as well as respected DJ / Producer Solomun, techno heavyweight Rødhåd and multi-dimensional duo Pan-Pot

The lineup doesn’t miss out on the authentic and ever-influential DVS1 and Luciano, as well as the newly emergent producer Ansome Live. Along the same musical wave there will be Boston 168 Live, Phase Fatale  and Ancient Methods vs Vatican Shadow.

Also bringing to the desert the most avantgarde electronic reggae sound, Mad Division & Benny Page feat Sye MC & Sweetie Irie. 

After releasing their critically acclaimed album, the techno supergroup Selección Natural formed by Oscar Mulero, Reeko & Exium will deliver a heavy punching b2b2b set. Also representing the Spanish scene will be Hector Oaks who is conquering the European circuit. 
 
Monegros Desert Festival will bring together 45,000 ravers from across the world for the most unique party experience, set against one of natures most jaw-dropping landscapes, making it one of the most unmissable events on the festival calendar this year.

A three wave line-up with plenty of names will be announced soon…
 
For those that have yet to experience Monegros Desert Festival, this is like something you have never seen, radical & extreme, this is your  chance to forget the outside world and be transported into a techno music haven surrounded by mindblowing scenes & happenings. 
 
¨expect nothing & experience everything!´Jo Vdler, Creative director commented. 
 FULL LINE UP (in alphabetical order)
WU TANG / PAUL KALKBRENNER Live/ CHASE AND STATUS Dj set / VITALIC Live / NATOS AND WAOR / SFDK+++ 
999999999 Live / ADAM BEYER / ADIEL/ AMELIE LENS / ANCIENT METHODS/ VS VATICAN SHADOW / ANDRES CAMPO / ANETHA / ANSOME (LIVE) / BASEMENT JAXX (dj set)/ BEN SIMS / BOSTON 168 (LIVE) / CLERIC / DUB ELEMENTS / DVS1 / ENRICO SANGILIANO / FJAAK Live/ HECTOR OAKS / I HATE MODELS / ILARIO ALICANTE / JOYHAUSER / LEN FAKI / LOCO DICE / LUCIANO / MACEO PLEX / MAD DIVISION & BENNY PAGE feat SYE MC & SWEETIE IRIE /MICHAEL BIBI / NASTIA / NISKERONE/ ONYVAA live / OPTIMO (ESPACIO)/ PACO OSUNA/ PAN-POT / PAUL RITCH/ PAULA CAZENAVE / PAULA TEMPLE / PHASE FATALE / REGAL / REINIER ZONNEVELD (LIVE) / RICHIE HAWTIN / RØDHÅD / SAM PAGANINI / SAMA / SELECCION NATURAL (OSCAR MULERO B2B REEKO B2B EXIUM / SHDW & OBSCURE SHAPE (LIVE) / SNTS / SOLOMUN / SPFDJ / SUB FOCUS /  STEPHANIE SYKES / TALE OF US 

 
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Santé & James Dexter ‘Siren’

Artist: Santé & James Dexter
Title: Siren
Label: Inermu
Cat. #: Inermu021
Format: Digital
Release Date: 10th February 2020
Tracklist:
Siren
Street Walker

AVOTRE boss Santé combines with Inermu head James Dexter as the pair deliver their first collaborative release, ‘Siren’.

A favourite within house for close to a decade, DJ, producer and label owner Santé stands today as one of the most prolific and consistent artists in the scene, with regular appearances at leading institutions including Watergate (Berlin), Amnesia (Ibiza) and Das Zimmer (Mannheim), and releases on stand-out imprints including Knee Deep In Sound, Get Physical, Saved and his own AVOTRE imprint, the home of his latest album ‘Current II’. Having been a regular supporter of the label over the years, February sees the Berlin-based talent link up with Inermu head James Dexter – following his own recent collaborations with Denney, Mihai Popoviciu, Leonardo Gonnelli and Frink – as they deliver their debut two-track collaborative EP ‘Siren’.

Lead cut ‘Siren’ welcomes a hazy yet dynamic opener as the pairing weave together soaring synths, rolling percussion arrangements and dubby pads throughout, whilst ‘Street Walker’ ups the energy levels as menacing low- end tones meet skipping drum licks and bubbling sub-bass, accented by infectious female vocal hooks throughout.

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Modernity Festival 2020

Caprices presents Modernity Festival

April 17-19 &  April 24-26, 2020
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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For its 17th edition, Caprices presents its new concept: Modernity 2 X Higher, spreading over two weekends on April 17-19 &  April 24-26, 2020. Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Sven Väth, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Ricardo Villalobos, Adriatique will be amongst more than 53 of the most prominent artists of the moment, who will gather in Crans-Montana. Three new stages have been announced, one new daytime stage at Cry D’Er plus two new night stages that will host various national and international festival and club brands.
Modernity 2 X HigherLocated 2,200 meters on the Cry D’Er terrace with a breath-taking panoramic view in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Modernity stage continues to attract more customers from around the world wishing to live this unique clubbing experience. For its 17th edition, the event’s organizing committee wanted to extend the festival over two weekends from April 17 to 19 and from April 24 to 26 in order to offer not 3 but 6 Modernity events. A second daytime stage, located in the Club Cry D’Er on the Modernity site, will be offered to the public in order to offer them a choice of programming.
The most influential artists on the scene responded to the call for the new concept. The first weekend of the festival will notably welcome artists such as Sven Väth, Adriatique, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, Behrouz, Chaim, Yokoo, Lunar Disco, Parallells (Live), Guti (Live), Traumer, Archie Hamilton, Ion Ludwig, Britta Arnold, Mira & Chris Schwarzwalder and more.


On the second weekend, the mountains will vibrate with the sounds of Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear, Marco Faraone, Osunlade, Mathew Jonson, Magda, Agents of time, Michel Cleis, Alex Kostic, Skizzo, Steve Rachmad, Cesar Merveille, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and many more.
New Night StagesCaprices’s Moon stage from previous years will give way to two new stages —  the Forest Stage and the Chalet Stage — which have been imagined and programmed in collaboration with renowned national and international festival and club partners. On the international side, you will find party labels such as: Esto Es Tulum from Mexico, Epizode from Vietnam, Pyramid from Ibiza,Gypsyland from Italy,Aum from Paris, Slapfunk Records from Nethereland and many others. On the national side, the leading players on the Swiss scene will be associated such as the D! Club and Folklor of Lausanne, Secret Society of Geneva, Terrazza of Zurich. The full programme for each evening will be announced shortly.

Maxime Léonard, in charge of the artistic part, comments “It is an immense honour for us to be able to bring together around the festival so many important artists / festivals / clubs on the international scene. It’s a huge sign of recognition for us! In addition, on the artistic level, this allows for extremely interesting sharing work, and allows us to offer programmes from recognized artists and newcomers from all over the world.”

WEEKEND ONE 17 – 19 APRIL 
ADRIATIQUEARCHIE HAMILTONAUDIOFLYBEHROUZBRITTA ARNOLDCHAIMDIGBYDORIAN PAICGIORGIO MAULINIGIVEN (JAMES MC HALE & GIORGIO MAULINI)GUTI (LIVE)GUY GERBERION LUDWIG (LIVE)LEE BURRIDGELUNAR DISCOMADNAX (LIVE)MINAMIRA & CHRIS SCHWARZWALDERMR ID PARALLELLS (LIVE)PRIKUSUCIUSVEN VÄTHTIATRAUMERYOKOO

WEEKEND TWO 24 – 26 APRIL
AGENTS OF TIME (DJ SET)ALCIALEX KOSTICARGENIS BRITOBRUK BOOGIE KRUCESAR MERVEILLEDANA RUHEDWARDFLABBERGASTJAMIE JONESJOEY DANIELLUCIANOMAGDAMARCO CAROLAMARCO FARAONEMATHEW JONSON (LIVE)MICHEL CLEISOSUNLADERICARDO VILLALOBOSRYAN CROSSONSHAUN REEVES SHIMZASKIZZOSONJA MOONEARSTEVE RACHMADWILLIAM DJOKOYAYA
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Artwork

Dorian Gray, Potomac, Hypallage Project ‘Medusa EP’

Artist: Dorian Gray, Potomac, Hypallage Project
Title: Medusa EP
Label: Avant-Propos Records
Cat. # : AVPR02
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Release Date: 10th February 2020
Tracklist:
Dorian Gray – The Ninth Gate
Dorian Gray – Magic Spell
Dorian Gray – The Medusa Nebula
Potomac – Industrial Junk in Muddy Waters
Hypallage Project – Cruise

Italy’s Dorian Gray joins up with Potomac and Hypallage Project to release five mesmeric techno cuts on their Avant-Propos Records imprint.

Following on from the inaugural release on Avant-Propos that picked up support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Oceanic, Steve Bicknell, Jonas Kopp and many more, label bosses Hypallage Project and Potomac continue their journey where they delve into the atmospheric and hypnotizing realms of techno with undulating deepness. ‘Medusa’ EP sees the label bosses invite three tracks from Italian DJ and producer, Dorian Gray who’s music is influenced by astronomy, symbolism and ancient cultures offering an introspective journey that can be heard on labels such as Ascetic Limited, Illegal Alien Records, Informa Records, Edit Select Records, The Gods Planet and No Way Records to name a few.

Dorian Gray’s ‘The Ninth Gate’ kicks off the EP with angelic leads journeying underneath the deep, revolving percussion and gentle, fluttering synths before ‘Magic Spell’ keeps you enticed through stirring elements, dramatic choral pads and trippy soundscapes creating a mesmerising atmosphere throughout. Undulating euphoria, blissfully progressive modulations and entrancing moods keep the absorbing ambience flowing gracefully in ‘The Medusa Nebula’.

‘Industrial Junk in Muddy Waters’ from Potomac offers up chugging modulations, tripped-out grooves and otherworldly aesthetics floating above before Hypallage Project’s ‘Cruise’ rounds off the release by fusing cosmic brilliance, ethereal tones and hazy yet hypnotic feelings.

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Squire ‘Rebel Wisdom’

Artist: Squire
Title: Rebel Wisdom
Label: Get Physical Music
Cat. #: GPM564
Release Date: 7th February 2020
Tracklist:
01 Squire – Inner World
02 Squire – Indicus

Get Physical turn to Spanish artist Squire for a pair of tracks that show the fast-rising star could be one of the breakouts of 2020.

Squire was brought up on jazz before getting into house sounds, and always keeps his grooves deep and emotive. With one eye on history but one foot heading forwards he has released on this label as well as Kindisch, Behrouz’s Do Not Sit On The Furniture and My Favorite Robot Records amongst many more. This has taken him to clubs around Europe and even Burning Man, Space Ibiza and BPM Festival.

Tasteful house opener ‘Inner World’ is a sublime seven-minute opus with cinematic drama in the synths and effects that light up the drums. They are firmly rooted to the floor and get you in the zone and keep you there for the duration as a storytelling lead plots its own adventurous path with a hint of Middle Eastern melancholy.

The excellent ‘Indicus’ is a spine-tingling deep house track with more majestic synths and chords up top. They are brightly coloured and laden with a rollercoaster of emotions that makes this a hugely accomplished production that is again finished with some subtle Middle Eastern sounding vocal chanting.

This is assured and atmospheric house music as ever from Squire.

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Arm In Arm ‘Warrior Spirit’

Artist: Arm In Arm
Title: Warrior Spirit
Remixer: Ryan Murgatroyd
Label: Blaufield Music
Cat. #: BFMB063
Format: Digital
Release Date: 31st January 2020
Tracklist:
Warrior Spirit (Original Mix)
Warrior Spirit (Ryan Murgatroyd Remix)
Warrior Spirit (Club Mix)
Warrior Spirit (Radio Mix)

Australian duo Arm In Arm return to Blaufield Music with another capturing and eclectic EP, accompanied by a remix from Ryan Murgatroyd.

Melbourne-based duo Arm In Arm, aka Eliza Jacobs and Luke Moore-Martin, emerged on the dance music scene last year after being discovered by Blaufield Music label bosses Booka Shade, reaching number five in the Top 100 release’s chart on Beatport and number three in the Melodic House and Techno chart with their ‘Nightfly’ EP, not to mention their single ‘Hunger For Your Vibe’ which came backed by a huge remix from Italian duo Moonwalk. Following up, they now return with another powerful EP entitled ‘Warrior Spirit’, including a remix from Get Physical Music favourite Ryan Murgatroyd.

‘Warrior Spirit Original Mix’ opens the EP with melancholy and gracefulness with delicate vocal hooks alongside progressive buildups of bass with emotive tones throughout, before Ryan Murgatroyd’s remix introduces cracking snares, effervescent claps and atmospheric sweeps. Finally, the ‘Club Mix’ is surrounded by captivating tones and distinctive buildups of uplifting loops, tying the package together and offering a combination of high energy and dancefloor focused electricity.

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Body Language Vol. 22 by Pezzner

Artist: Various
Title: Body Language Vol. 22 by Pezzner
Label: Get Physical Music
Cat. #: GPMCD221
Release Date: 31st January 2020

After teasing it with a series of superb singles, Get Physical will finally unleash Pezzner’s much-anticipated Body Language mix in January 2020.

A longtime label associate, Pezzner writes, composes and teaches electronic music to a consistently high standard and releases it on Visionquest and Freerange amongst others. He has been right at the heart of Get Physical for a couple of years now, and in October and November 2019 the first singles from this mix were released to a great reception. Pezzner now joins a roll call of previous Body Language inductees who include M.A.N.D.Y., Modeselektor, DJ T., Francesco Tristano, Dixon, DJ Hell and Junior Boys.

Here the studio wizard serves up a few special Body Language remixes of Arnold From Mumbai and A.Treasure, as well as his own fresh new originals which are typically absorbing house grooves. Next to that he draws on Get Physical’s main man Roland Leesker and frequent label artists Jazzuelle & Lazarusman, all to help him paint a contemporary house picture that offers a wealth of emotion.

There are plenty of highlights here such as the tenderness of Andromo & Chris Fortier’s ‘Pocket Full Of Wonder’ whilst Chick Iverson’s ‘Alright’ does a fine job of picking up the pace in the midsection. Pezzner is always in control of the mix, balancing the tech drums with the sort of emotional synths needed to keep you locked, and a pair of back to back tracks from Fritz Carlton – firstly with Ghostea, then with Player Dave – brings some wonkiness to the mix.

Pezzner then pops up again with the cavernous house depths of his collaboration with Jon Lee, and it is Thomas Gandey & Radio Slave who then lift you from that and into a melodic trance with their standout remix of Francesco Tristano before some fantastically funky disco house riffs from Tomasz Guiddo & Piro feat. Arnold Kasar keep the party moving.

This is a terrific mix of forward-looking house music that reaffirms both Pezzner and Get Physical’s status.

Tracklist:

01 Arnold From Mumbai – Roots (Pezzner ́s Body Language Mix) 02 Andromo & Chris Fortier – Pocket Full Of Wonder
03 Pezzner – Square Tools
04 Roland Leesker – Believe (In Dub)
05 Pezzner – Saint Andre
06 Chick Iverson – Alright
07 James Curd – Getting Into It
08 Homero Espinosa, Cris Herrera, & Tokita – Spanish Joint
09 Pezzner – Apollo
10 Max Ulis – Sing
11 A.Treasure feat. Dawn Pemberton – Running (Pezzner’s Body Language Remix)
12 Fritz Carlton & Ghostea – Just
13 Fritz Carlton & Player Dave – W.I.A.
14 Pezzner – The Break Up
15 Pezzner & Jon Lee – Bongo Relâmpago
16 Francesco Tristano – Place on Lafayette (Thomas Gandey & Radio Slave Last Communication Rmx)
17 Pezzner – I Am You
18 Tomasz Guiddo & Piro feat. Arnold Kasar -When The Night Comes
19 Jazzuelle & Lazarusman – Forget Me (Dark Mix)

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Jeremy Sylvester ‘Que Sexy’

Artist: Jeremy Sylvester
Title: Que Sexy
Label: Madhouse Records
Cat. #: KCTDL1192
Format: Digital
Release Date: 31st January 2020
Tracklist:
1. Que Sexy
2. Welcome To The Club

UK house and garage icon Jeremy Sylvester debuts on Madhouse Records to open 2020 as he delivers the two-track ‘Que Sexy’.

A fundamental part of the UK scene since the early 90’s, with over 4 million record sales and three UK top 20 singles to his name, London’s Jeremy Sylvester needs little introduction when it comes to the world’s of both house and garage. From releases on labels including Nice ‘N’ Ripe and his own Urban Dubz, to remixes for the likes of Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk and El-B, Sylvester’s rich catalogue has seen the influential DJ and producer release material via a plethora of aliases and projects over the years, however, 2020 signals a new journey into previously unchartered waters as he makes his debut on Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse imprint with his two-track EP ‘Que Sexy’.

Title cut ‘Que Sexy’ introduces a smooth journey into classic house territories as jacking drums meet slick chord melodies and rich organ stabs, guided by a wandering vocal throughout, whilst ‘Welcome To The Club’ ups the energy with skipping hats, further infectious vocal work and bright, lively lead melodies to shape up the package in impressive fashion.

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Francisco Allendes ‘Pais Tropical / Together’

Artist: Francisco Allendes
Title: Pais Tropical / Together
Label: Armada Subjekt
Cat. #.: ARSBJKT121
Format: Digital
Release Date: 31st January 2020
Tracklist:
Pais Tropical
Together

Francisco Allendes returns to Armada Subjekt as he opens 2020 with ‘Pais Tropical / Together’.

Arriving fresh from a year in which the Chilean talent picked up ‘Best Ibiza DJ’ at the DJ Awards, whilst appearing at the likes of ADE, Printworks and fabric (London), Avant Garner (New York), and of course his Ibiza home of Ushuaïa with ANTS, late-January welcomes his first material of the new decade as he returns to Armada Subjekt to deliver two new productions.

“With his new two-sided release on Armada Subjekt, Francisco Allendes gets the scene buzzing once more. Setting the vibe with gritty House beats and driving percussion loops, both ‘Pais Tropical’ and ‘Together’ are peak-time club night material capable of instant impact.” – Armada Subjekt.

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Zoi (CA) ‘Fusion’

Artist: Zoi (CA)
Title: Fusion
Label: Traum
Cat. #: Traum V239
Release Date: 06. March 2020
Tracklist:
1. Fusion
2. Fusion (Vanity In Mind Remix)
3. Fusion (Deeplomat & Dublatov Remix)
4. Fade
5. Fade (Floyd Hoogendijk Remix)
6. Fade (CtlZ Remix)
7. Fade (Florian Gallet Remix)
8. Awake
9. Ajeeb
10. Somewhere

“Zoi’s EP on TRAUM!

Zoi (CA) is one part of the duo Talal & Zoi. Born in Pakistan Zoi is based in Toronto now a city which has shaped his music into what it is today. Zoi started out his music career with T&Z (Talal & Zoi), they had chart-topping releases and was featured on labels such as Dirtybird, Kindisch, Moodfamily, Rawthentic and For the People. The duo is also known to have delivered performances at Kater Blau (Berlin, DE), Keizer Park open air (Ghent, BE), Bushwick’s Bogart House (Brooklyn, NY), and Electric Island (Toronto, CA). 

Zoi’s solo career started two years ago since then he has released fantastic outstanding deep music on two of our Tour De Traum releases. This put him on our list of people we were keen to release with. The remixers on the release have also been striking with their single tracks on our label and contribute different interpretation of Zoi’s music. 

“Fusion” by Zoi (CA)

The EP kicks off with the track “Fusion” and it is in fact a glorious fusion. This track draws on the sensitive mind lurking within and will get you in the mood for a voyage. The track has an atmospheric starting point and then travels far beyond it as it flawlessly navigates you way through retro-futurist landscapes, using restraint to explore the melodic and abstract. Once you have engaged yourself in this travel you will be rewarded with a sound uniquely expressive, yet subtly arranged variant of deep left field house music-music that takes you by the hand and never puts a sonic means before its aesthetic goal. 

“Fusion” Vanity In Mind Remix

The alchemy of the remix of “Fusion” by Vanity In Mind instantly ties his ideas to the movement of beat and crosses all sorts of terrain without ever loosing the plot. Vanity In Mind uses the pristine sound of the original but releases the magic in a different way. This in an aural pleasure. 

“Fusion” Deeplomat & Dublatov Remix

Deeplomat & Dublatov’s remix of “Fusion” tears apart the original featuring an unexpected juxtaposition of sounds and textures relying on a jam session esthetic where you never know what to expect next. Listen to this coruscating live performance! 

“Fade” by Zoi (CA)

“Fade” in the original mix kicks off with wailing pads and vintage funky drum patterns against the backdrop of quirky fast moving tones and might have gotten its inspiration from Brazilian music in the way it moves. This track at its peak is nimble but it never feels too busy. It is simply driving and sensual. Only Zoi could pull off this palette so gracefully. 

“Fade” Floyd Hoogendijk Remix

“Fade” in the Floyd Hoogendijk remix has a less encompassing feel to it as in the original but develops into a sensual soundtrack of a superlative that could have been featured in some of the greatest French movies of the 70ies. Showing exceptional treats of melancholia as we understand them in Europe. This can send a chill up your spine. 

“Fade” CtlZ’s Remix

CtlZ’s remix of “Fade” gives the track an epic edge the original did not aim at. The remix is filled with unexpected details like breaks and speedy sounds… you’d never expect them to fit but they do like a glove. 

“Fade” Florian Gallet Remix

Florian Gallet has in the past written one of the most exceptional ambient tracks on Tour De Traum and we have asked to remix “Fade”. Florian’s poetic approach is unparalleled. His simplicity also makes this remix a masterpiece. 

“Awake” by Zoi (CA)

The third original is “Awake” and connects perfectly to the other tracks as it is uniquely expressive and atmospheric capturing the listenerʼs attention in. 

“Ajeep” by Zoi (CA)

“Ajeep” is maybe the most classic house track on this EP with its vintage chords but the break down half time is exceptionally beautiful and reveals Zoi’s full talent from then on, till the end of the track. 

“Somewhere” by Zoi (CA)

On Traum it is a tradition to ask the artist for an abstract bonus track so here it is with “Somewhere”. The track is beautiful in the way the melodies are played, the perfect timing each note is exercised with. It is off-kilter as all tracks on this EP and very special.