Alex Smoke – Simple Things EP (VA001)

Glasgow based producer Alex Smoke is about to erupt on the global electronic music scene. At only twenty four he has developed his own unique sound and is twisting it in all directions.  For vakant he has conjured four incredible slices of minimal techno for the dancefloor.

He has recently signed to Soma and is working on his debut album which will be released next year. He initially came to prominence with his remixes of Funk D’Void’s ‘Way Up High’ – his minimal reconstructions won him an array of fans including Steve Bug, Rolando and Twitch. His forthcoming Soma single ‘Chica Wappa’ has been receiving amazing reactions from the limited number of test pressings sent out this summer and he has also transformed label mate Envoy’s ‘Move On’ into a sleazy electrocuted groove. Again reactions have been superb from those lucky enough to have been sent CDR

Domenic from Glasgow’s famous Sub Club also released the killer ‘Always & Forever’ track on his 7th Sign label. Again this was in the boxes of all the right DJ’s.

‘Simple Things’ is deep and sinister with a bassline groove guaranteed to rock the floor. ‘Pingu’ is a clicky minimal workout that sounds like Akufen hiccuping funk from Aphex Twin. ‘Sortie’ is a killer, jacking techno track that would fit handsomely in your Kompakt collection. The EP is rounded of with the ultra minimal and infectious ‘Strange Attractor’.

Fantastic stuff from a talented young producer and label to look out for.