Re:ddc Productions hit back with their second vinyl output, after a successful first release from the Italian outfit under the same moniker. An artistic imprint that lets the music and artwork do the talking for them, this time around it is the equally mysterious artist Xima that presents the “Sol Inspired” 4-track EP.
We share with you the first track from Xima’s “Sol Inspired” EP – “Attitude”. Kicking off the 4-tracker with a deep, percussion-laden excursion, clicking percs prompt pads to swell and soothe as they invite a host of drums to tag along. Classic delay flexes act as a catalyst as the track propels toward a subterranean destination. The climactic point is reached where delays dissipate before a certain velveteen voice can be heard lifting the veil on the drop and unleashing a nice bit of energy. This one is set to do the damage on warmup or deep in the afterparty.
A2. “Fluid Read” balances out the A-side taking a trip to the more abstract realms as sweet resonant tones play with an arsenal of bubbles, clicks and swoops. On the flip side, B1. “Scenario” is a tight minimal dub that sees a dub-techno pad workout atop a militant percussive base. Deep and dreamy vibes continue as B2. “Tempest Fils” takes us somewhere real nice, where atmospheric pads dissolve and dissipate as modular tricks permeate the dreamscape.
A versatile EP that traverses ambient, dub techno and minimal with an intelligent touch, well- worth keeping eyes on Xima and Re:ddc. This impressive second output from the label leaves us eager to hear the rest of the story being told from Rome by the mysterious Italian imprint.
You can pre-order RE:DDC002 from Deejay.de now.