Premiere: 4 – LUCIO – Illegal File Transfer (Josh Baker Remix) [FUTURA009]

Josh Baker steps up on remix duties for the next release of LEON‘s Futura imprint.

The label continue a prolific streak of form entering their ninth release since inception back in May last year. Fruity outputs from the likes of Ben Balance, Youandewan and Priku have established the label’s vision within tech-house and minimal inspired spheres.

Roof Records founder Lucio brings three fierce original cuts to the release, exploring a variety of influences touching on bleeps, breaks and neat acid-tinged flavours. Heavy support is already behind the release with frequent spins from the likes of tINI, Anthea and Giammarco Orsini to name a few.

You&Me and Hide&Seek affiliate Josh Baker brings some fresh UK flavour to the EP in this featured premiere. Taking aim at ‘Illegal File Transfer’, the Manchester producer navigates a sinister trip into wild acid fuelled realms. Taking the eerie, spiralling pads from the original cut, energies head towards a more urgent direction, wrapping a mean 303 line around slick classic sounding drums and twangy percussion to boot.

The remix adds a fresh angle to the EP, stretching into acid house and driving techno fields to expand this explorative record. Moving away from much of his more uplifting and cheery cuts for the likes of Richy Ahmed and his own You&Me imprint, ‘Illegal File Transfer’ sees Josh Baker delve into deeper territories of his tastes, crafting a fierce bomb perfect for the darker and more expressive moments of the night.

Continuing a streak of fine form after his recent EP for You&Me and slick work for Automatic Writing, the producer, curator and DJ maintains a solid output to support his multiple projects.

Lucio’s original tracks provide a refreshing snippet into his world of sound. Whether it’s the deeper bleeps of ‘Acid From The Earth’, or ‘Sequence and Frequencies’ emotive workout, a plethora of influences can be heard throughout the record.

Percussion remains within the classic sounding palate of Roland’s 909 and 808 drum machines, providing the foundations for explosive basslines and agile rhythms ready for the dance floor.

Buy the EP over at Beatport.

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