The Manheim collective have established a sultry, tech house aesthetic across a network of like-minded producers from the neighbourhood. As well as frequently soundtracking the now defunct local institution Parker Lewis, the crews work via Kusi Records has seen frequent play at Sunwaves and across Europe.
Fabe continues his prolific, workhorse output following last years previously premiered full length album and countless EPs, ‘Def You’ plays with druggy modular atmospheres and a nimble, floor ready sub bass in KUSI008.
After playing for the BE9 crew a number of times at Parker Lewis, Rhadoo contributes his trademark long-form production efforts with a 12-minute masterclass on the record’s B side. The groove is muscular and confident in comparison to many of the [a:rpia:r] co-head’s more fragile works.
Backed by a slim, rolling bassline, eerie textures swim between a devastating snare drum setting a fierce tone, whilst remaining within his characteristically more-ish formulas, littered with delightfully swung percussion and peculiar atmospheres.
Rhadoo is one of the few producers that manages to bridge the gap between labelled genres, expressing deep, introverted moods amid lean house rhythms with full sight of the dance floor.
Sounds drop subtly from the track, evolving patiently throughout the 12-minutes, lending itself to the extended, multi-deck mixing technique honed by much of both the Mannheim and Romanian rosters.
One track occupies each side of heavyweight 180g vinyl, available at Juno.
Learn more about Fabe and the sound of Mannheim in our profile feature from 2018.