Artist: Gene Richards Jr
Title: Get That EP
Label: Mind Medizin Records
Cat. #: MDZN011
Release Date: 31st March 2023
01 Get That
02 The Feeder
03 The Feeder (Chlär & Chontane Remix)
Lady Tazz’s expertly curated Mind Medizin label adds Ukraine-born Gene Richards Jr to the family with a new EP that features a remix from Chlär & Chontane.
Gene Richards Jr was raised in Canada but is now based in Tel Aviv. He has been making moves in the European underground since 2020 when he debuted on Marco Farone’s UNCAGED label. Top tunes have followed on Rekids and Truncate’s WRKTRX, and each one has showcased his knack for detailed sound design and potent techno grooves.
The brilliant ‘Get That’ opens up and is a classic high-pressure techno workout. It’s economical in design but highly effective with pummelling 909s and twitchy synth stabs, raw hits and a looped male vocal all adding to the rhythmic drive. ‘The Feeder’ is more tense and textured, with oversized hi-hats, vast rubbery kicks and bass, edgy hooks that pan about the mix and turbulent solar winds all layering in extra drama as you race onwards and upwards.
Swiss-born Chlär and Ukrainian Chontane are both based in Berlin. They are new school techno talents with credits on the likes of Lobster Theremin, Rekids and Mutual Rhythm. This is their first collaborative remix and it is an all-powerful one with hefty, dubby techno drums and panel-beaten loops setting the urgent tempo. Smeared chords and plenty of grit, dust and grime all bring the track to life and make for a classy and heady affair.
Gene Richards Jr’s Get That EP is another darkly seductive offering from this always liberating label.