Initially conceived as an outlet for a collective of like-minded artists from the rural outskirts of Manchester, Akkord have already achieved more than the sum of their parts. Having self-released two long sold out records and with their ‘Surge’ track gracing the first ever 12” from the label arm of the incredibly well respected Electronic Explorations; they’ve achieved something of a cult following completely on the merits of their output.
Navigate is 4 tracks of delightful low end bass music that really shows their strength as producers. It manages to get inside your Sub-conscious (See what I did there!) and take you out the other side. All sorts of influences can be heard on here, indirectly or not. It brings to mind producers such as Scanone and Oscar Mulero, especially on the tracks Compound and Destruction. It’s as suitably dark and interesting.
Houndstooth is definitely one of my new favorite labels and a welcome addition to the scene. No doubt, there is more to come from Rob Booth‘s imprint but in the meantime – take this in. Wicked stuff!!
FORMAT: 12” Vinyl and Digital
VINYL OUT: 27th May 2013
DIGITAL OUT: 03rd June 2013
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