Premiere + Review: SHKN – Subsequent 006

Subsequent is an imprint that came around whilst Voigtmann was still working on Toi.Toi.Musik. He describes it as “ A love affair with the unknown, the new and exciting, the next generation.”, before going on to explain that the motive behind this project is to become younger and more radical, with a strong drive to stay away from rehashing old sounds and sub-genres.


One of the key components to this label is the fact that there is no set genre associated with it, and upon listening through the back catalogue of releases, this is very pertinent. Though the horizon is wide when it comes to sound, there are certainly qualities that flow from one release to another, giving off a free and experimental vibe that is not always heard on labels in this day and age.


“Music from Subsequent is defined by nothing else but its attitude.”


Happy with the sounds and success of prior releases, Subsequent brings back an artist who featured on their second release, mystery man SHKN, who is pictured below with Mr. Ali (this artist is so elusive that there are no images of him in anybody’s records, but Voigtmann feels this is a close enough fit!). The release encourages a lot of lo-fi sounds that creep in and out of broken drum beats and twisted textures, and is built up of an array of tracks that range from the peak time party hours to the afters, and then closing with a trip-hoppy number which would fit in with a glass of red and a cigarette after a long day of work.



The premiere track is certainly one for the party, and even from the snippets already available for listening online, it is clear that this is the mood of the production. Starting with a raw drum beat that has been slightly effected to add some different tones to it, the track begins on a journey into the unknown. No less than a minute in there is a growling bassline which comes into play as well acid notes which sit somewhere in the back of the mix. The first breakdown incorporates the use of a slight breakbeat, which reminds us slightly of the breaks used in Omni Trio’s ‘Renegade Snares’, a classic jungle track from the 90’s. Rising effects pass through the track, before that acid line is brought forward and into the front of the mix.



Keeping the output of the label fresh and new, the following release will be a collection of sounds from Gene On Earth, and will include some drum’n’bass style sounds for your listening.



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