Akrasounds Vol​.​1

by Akra

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    Teng's very first release including a tasty Neville Watson remix. Limited copies left.
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London based imprint Teng launch with the fantastic ‘AKRASounds Vol.1’ by Nick Woolfson aka AKRA including a remix from Neville Watson.

Nick Woolfson, as one half of Mock & Toof has built a reputation for producing quality underground deep house and nu-­‐disco, releasing with the likes of Mule Musiq, DFA and Tiny Sticks / M&T, as well as remixing reputable artists such as Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada, Zero 7, Hot Chip and Ladyhawke. Now Woolfson moves into techno territory with this new side project as AKRA.

Opening track ‘Black Sands’ utilizes skippy, broken percussion and a subtle bass line that warbles softly in the background yet adds a substantial amount of low-­‐end depth. The melodic aesthetics take on Detroit influences with cavernous reverbs on moody pads and an eight note hooky stab sequence. Sporadic claps creep in to further fuel the drum shuffle adding a trippy edge.

British Techno artist Neville Watson steps in to rework B-­‐Side, ‘Dust To Dirt’, employing his intensive analogue workout to the composition. From the off the drums scream power with punchy kicks, crispy claps and rolling hats leading the way, while a flourishing delayed synth adds a further sense of excitement as the track builds. Watson manages to completely transform the feel of the original yet maintains enough of the original vibe to make it instantly recognisable as a remix. As with all his works there is an underlying sense of wisdom and experience attached that add another number to his consistently outstanding melancholic productions.

‘Dust To Dirt’ closes the release, a pulsating techno track driven by resonant base notes and a fluttering synth. A simple sturdy drum pattern eases things along while the melodic elements carry its weight. AKRA builds on the progressive hook with modulation and filter rises to create an ever-­‐evolving movement throughout.

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released July 16, 2012

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Teng Records London, UK

'Launched in 2012 by Nick Woolfson (Mock & Toof), TENG is an electronic music record label releasing on both 12'' Vinyl and Digital formats.

Label head Woolfson's aim is to release deep, experimental and ethereal music, influenced by the classic and contemporary sounds of house and techno.'
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