Tune Of The Week: Rommek - It Feels Better To Be Numb // Infinite Machine
Bass // House
We've been keeping a firm eye on the progression of Canadian imprint Infinite Machine. We even implored you do the same on their late 2011 release from B Flat, which you can link to at the bottom of post.
On this release, the label showcases the talent of an 18 year old producer from Totnes, which after a Google search you'll find it to be an area buried deep in the UK's south west. For a producer so young, he manages to convey an incredible depth of emotion within expertly layered production and a knack for a staple melody.
Of the three track release, title track 'It Feels Better To Be Numb' starts with the ever so satisfying analogue crackle, ominous keys and lush swooshing tones. It opens gently like a flower in bloom; a looped male vocal chant plays over 808 knocks and a steady clap-bass beat, which evolves in to a melodic groover. The track itself breaks up in to three separate sections, each building until all elements combine in to a lusciously indulgent bass track.
The release diversifies with track 2 'Maisie', which takes you on a trip through deep tribal beats, a murky forested underworld and sparkling, disjointed keys. Finished up with 'Turquoise', an impressive addition to the release, which is a straight up house number ready for any late night club setting.
Rommek is one to watch this year; if this is the standard of music to come from such an age, then the strength of production can only get better. Watch out.
Released: 14th May 2012 // Label: Infinite Machine