Having followed Futura since the very beginning it is refreshing to see the label still taking handbrake turns across genres. LEON’s mission statement was to combine new and established artists across a range of underground sub genres and he continues to make good on that promise. As well as the musical output from the label Futura will also be taking over fabric Sunday, November 28th with Josh Baker as special guest as well as Frankel & Harper and resident Jacob Husley.
Back to the task at hand and it is Mexican artist Mike.D who receives even more support for his work and we can clearly see why. Where the original from Mike.D has all the hall marks of why his productions are so favoured by some of the biggest Romanians in the game at the moment. On ‘Sendero Interno’ finely crafted beats, flowing grooves and hypnotic emotional content that would work in tandem to create a prog meets minimal winder. However, it is the Do Or Die remix that grabbed our attention first and a smart use of the main hook from the original turns a forlorn spacey track into a creepy banger. The stressed strings, huge bassline and rocking drums have become the calling card of Do Or Die and the energy levels he manages to shoe horn into his tracks is insane. This explains why he is a firm favourite with the likes of Nicolas Lutz’ My Own Jupiter and Art of Dark.
Title track ’Mente Transcendente’ treads similar ground to that of ‘Sendero Interno’ but this is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it provides the elements for the two excellent remixes in this package. Taking the title track by the balls and throwing it through an organ grinder is analogue house legend Len Lewis. What this guy doesn’t know about bleepy bangers with massive detuned basslines is not worth knowing. His work on the likes of Swag and Poodle Records back in the day it is great to see new brand new material o the likes of Banoffee Pies, Drifted Recordings his excellent ‘Rule of Two’ EP on Discobar.
FUTURA006 is available now via Beatport.