Release date : 2016-04-22
Paris-based label Sounds Benefit adds the second release to his catalogue, where label owner’s Tom Joyce teams up with Leaves, Iron Curtis, Stojche and Ben Cohen, to offer what could be the soundtrack of a walk into the grey landscapes of the New Iram, with reference to the mysterious city of a thousand pillars.
Leaves opens things up with Alley 4 – his new collaboration with Iron Curtis -, a gloomy four to the floor groove, characterized by a rolling bassline and deep synth lines, with the addition of some subtle background elements.
Tom Joyce makes his second contribution to the label with the trippy Roland in Space. Driven by an aquatic synth loop and inspired by the work of Ectomorph, this nasty electro cut is the kind of stuff that brings the heat to a sleeping crowd.
On the flip, Stojche continues the walk with Subway Stress. The macedonian producer, who runs Tangible Assets imprint, delivers a spacious electro track, led by gorgeous work on the deep synths and 808 elements, and sublimate by his accurate mixing skills.
Finally Ben Cohen, one of the new highlight of the french scene with EPs on Bliq, Don’t be Afraid and Badance, closes with Time is Destiny, a journey into his eastern origins. With crispy hit hats and atmospheric Juno 106 synth lines, this melancholic piece of music is no less devoid of a certain groove.
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