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Attack of the Denim Hand
Reset Robot
Whistleblower Records

WBR014 | 2017-03-20
Whistleblower is a label founded by three music producing friends; Alan Fitzpatrick, Reset Robot and Rhymos, whose roots lie in the close-knit electronic music scenes of Southampton and Portsmouth on the UK’s South Coast.

Highly anticipated, this new release is from Reset Robot. The first track “Try This Chip” might sound like an odd chat up line you would expect to hear a bloke say in the taxi queue after he has been refused entry to the local night club, but in this instance it’s not an elongated slice of potato that’s been fried to death and drowned in garlic sauce. Instead it’s a choice cut of Deep Techno with a dreamy melody, hypnotic vocal phrases, and analogue bass bleeps. So if you get offered this chip, don’t reach for bare mace in your pocket, alternatively relax and expect some slick dance music that’s been stunningly produced with care and attention to detail.

Second on the release is “Lolly Pop” which was a feature on the 2016 release that Reset Robot put out on Whistleblower, and this amended version titled the “4am Mix” was originally composed as an exclusive track for Alan Fitzpatrick’s seminal Fabric 87 compilation CD. Originally this version was not planned for release outside of the Fabric mix, but due to many people listing it as one of the CD’s many highlights, the public demand meant the Whistleblower team felt obliged to make it available to the world. Tougher than the original but still with the same intense atmosphere, this peak time mix is tailor-made for dark and sweaty dancefloors.
Track three titled “TwoTwo” has bubbling textures that give the track a submerged and mysterious sound. Chic synths ripple over crisp claps to combine with the raw and menacing bassline to create a shimmering wave of sound. Gentle splashes of percussions add to the spacious mix and help create subtle drama in this understated work of art. With just enough bite to get the dancefloor moving, this track's laid back vibe crosses the House and Techno genre divide.

“Attack Of The Denim Hand” finishes the release with pitched tom drums tuned to perfection in order to create the bassline. Shuffling hi-hats add momentum to the laid back groove of the melody, and intricate synth layers weave a sonic tapestry, whilst rising pads fill the mix with warmth like rays of light from a morning sun. Packed with Balearic vibes, this is the perfect wind down track to provide some final contrast to this exceptionally well rounded release.
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