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Kling Klong continues their infectious release output with London Based Matt Tanner.
It’s seem each week we are talking about a new release on Germanys based King Klong and ones which are not just consistent but also full of quality and flair.
Their recent release “A Kind Of Kling Klong” mini album is still radiating around the clubbing stratosphere with purpose, intent and just as we catch our breath we are now treated to the next.
Matt Tanner is a London based DJ / Producer who’s quite a hot prospect with a dedicated driven passion that’s equals a purposeful output. Over the years he’s been developing as a notable DJ figure whilst playing / hosting key events such as his Soul of Noise project at Bedrock London through to prior Renaissance events other prevalent venues.
He’s a DJ that’s really embraced the original art of entertaining and creating energy driven atmospheres with a focus on making it memorable. He could be considered to have quite a tunnel versioned outlook over club music, however it’s more about a selective approach based on leaving the chill out for home and lets bring the intensity to the floors.
This is first Matt’s first release on Kling klong and one I was personally looking forward to hearing.
We start with the original version of the EP title “As Time Goes By” which has a very modern rounded techno approach from the outset. It features nicely worked percussion and subtle fx that’s provide atmosphere.
Gradually techno synth lines are introduced but used in a sparse fashion and filter rhythms keep the groove rolling. It’s quite a hypnotic work through and a style of techno, which is increasing becoming more popular.
Next we have a remix of the same title by “Just B” who I believe is one of the former members of the London based act “Bushwacka”. This version follows suit to the original to a degree but with slightly more groove based percussion.
It features some of the key synth lines and elements from the original version but crosses in to the areas of dubby House.
The third output on the Ep is titled “The Future” and carries a vocal snippet of the title. It’s a bit darker in mood than the prior tracks as whilst similar in groove, it’s infused with more abstract synth work providing hypnosis for the mind.
It certainly keeps you locked throughout and is much more than an additional track for this EP
Synopsis, Another home run for Kling klong and a great first solo release for Matt Tanner.