Vince Watson & Kirk Degiorgio continue on Suara’s onslaught of great release this year, 2 legends of the British techno scene collaborate on this ep along with some quality remixes from Lake People, Marquis Hawkes, and Voiski.
First up title track “Rise” from the pair starts with little synth melody intertwined with 909 percussion leading to pad that intrudes the bass all cumulating in devastating breakdown that has a distinctly old school feel to it, before more of the same with added “Detroit esque” flavor throughout the track that delivers on its promise to rise.
First up on remix duties is Lake People who start off with old school breakbeat and new pads keeping in with the vintage feel of original. Vintage sounds are merged with modern techniques here to great effect in a deeper vibe that will suit that type of listener.
Next up is 2nd track “Variable Slope” that kicks off with vintage bass dancing with 909 rides before introducing lush pads and loads of nice vintage effects with modern touch. Nice little groove and percussion type vibes cement the pad journey throughout this exploration.
Next up on remix duties is Marquis Hawkes and my personal favorite of the EP kicks off with percussion loop that follows on with vibe of previous mixes and has loads of pads , synth runs and vintage effects throughout and reminds me a lot of Vince’s seminal album “Biology” which is testament to how lovely this remix is.
Last and by no means least, Voiski take us on a darker techno journey whilst still keeping in line with the overall vintage vibe of this release. The spars melody and disjointed rhythms intertwine through this track and from break takes a different direction to its conclusion.
Bageera Rating: 9/10
Overall Great Ep from Suara that will find its way into the more discerning listeners collection.