Artist: Juan Sanchez
Title: Nunchi EP
Label: Symbolism LTD
Cat. #: SYMLTD009
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Release Date: 27th March 2020 (Limited Vinyl) / 10th April 2020 (Digital)
Signs (Digital Only)

Ben Sims’ Symbolism Ltd imprint opens its 2020 account with the four-track ‘Nunchi EP’ from Shelter resident, Juan Sanchez.

Dropping late-March, ‘Nunchi’ sees the Format Records boss continue to indulge his love of the sort of stripped-down, powerful dance-floor techno which has won him support from the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Luke Slater and Oscar Mulero.

Across ‘Nunchi’ Sanchez creates grooves engaging enough to carry unhurried, hypnotic arrangements with maximum energy. From the titular opener’s nifty use of enveloping to unleash (and tame) its main riff to the more layered approach of ‘Manja’, Sanchez is firmly in control of tension here. The density of elements is notched up in the tearing ‘Massenzusammenstoß’ (translated: ‘massive pile-up’) before the altogether sparser ‘LAB04’ closes out the EP with subtle, spaced-out melodies and a gloriously erratic bit of classic stab action.

Digital-only cut ‘Signs’ closes out the ‘Nunchi EP’ with some high-tech, jazz-inflected deepness of the finest order.