French party outfit Soper Univers are no strangers to Trommel and so we were very excited to learn that they would be taking their brand to next level with the launch of their very own label. The vinyl-only imprint could have gone with any number of artists from their extended family but they have chosen Romanian up and comer Direkt to showcase their new venture.
Turning in 3 pulsing original cuts plus a remix from Russian artist Swoy Direkt is on form from the first beat and we pick up the release on A1 track ‘Averted Vision’. The rounded bassline and deep thudding kicks meld together to form a singular element that hits right in the sweet spot of the mix. The nature led background layers and seemingly random angular synths begin to form a very satisfying groove and melody pattern all the while Direkt’s expertly intuitive drum programming cuts through the action. Louder sound systems will reveal the true nature of the beast as the secondary synth that appears along with the track’s main break is what it’s all about.
Completing side A ‘Binary’ is a deeper more cosmic jazz outing but the snappy hats and snares ground this in minimal territory. Flipping over to side B and Swoy takes control of ‘Averted Vision’ and the Russian is able to extract a lighter side to this track. Lighter kicks and a rolling bassline help to brighten up what was originally a machine funk monster. Rounding out Soper Univers’ fantastic first release is ‘Variable’ A much more abstract piece of work than what has come before but much more intricate and thought-provoking. A rather exceptional EP that could only be improved upon if Direkt himself dropped it during a Soper Univers party which we hope will be sooner rather than later.
You can now pre-order the ‘Binary Variable’ EP from Direkt now at deejay.de.