New to Lucidflow comes Berlin based artist Sebastian Albrecht, co-owner of Park Recordings, alongside friend and fellow artist Florist.
His sound traces all the way back to the halycon days of Berlin’s techno scene, checking out mix CD’s from the iconic Tresor nightclub and label. As such, his sound stems from the free thinking productions of those days, able to take in elements of house and techno but able to define itself as neither. A nearest comparison can be drawn to Marc Leclair, he of Horror Inc. and Akufen fame, with chunky beats teamed with off kilter microsamples and sourer walking basslines. Known for its luscious dub infused releases, it proves to be quite a departure for Lucidflow.
On the ‘Soppy’ EP, this is most evident with the track ‘Dim’. An imperceptible vocal gargle bubbles alongside a bassline that purses the lips. Perforating this is a natty 707 snare, sahara dry.
Title track ‘Soppy’ errs into Perlon territory with its almost mocking off kilter percussion. Paranoid whispers and broken jazz lick your eardrums through the thoroughly groove driven track.
Finally ‘Devon’ provides its own interpretation on the Lucidflow template. Where the dub stab would ring out, it is replaced with a mutant stab – harmonium, organ, church bell, all mixed together through a horror film filter. Underneath a low bassline writhes away as indistinct conversations and pitch shifting percussion has you looking over your shoulder.
‘Soppy’ hits the streets on 3rd October 2016.
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Lee Guthrie ((Click Therapy/Wiggle/Cubism/SDA)): “Love Soppy. Thanks for sending :) ”
Mauro Picotto (Alchemy): “nice and groovy, thanks for the tunes” (will play)
Nadja Lind / Klartraum (Lucidflow & many others): “very nice bunch of tracks! will play on my radio shows.” (will chart)
Al Bradley (): “In English, the word “soppy” means someone who is soft & cries often, so I’m sure that’s not the reason for this title – the track didn’t make me want to cry, it made me want to wiggle my ass round & get on down – wicked percussive deep grooves! Dim is absolute 100% quality – just one of those nagging vibes which entices you onto the dancefloor & then locks you in. Lastly Devon rounds the EP off in superb-trippy style, with the almost hidden vox elements & crisp beats. A truly excellent EP – full support right here! ” (will play)
Hall North (Soma, Fade, Wiggle, Cubism, Tulipa): “Liking Soppy the most – thanks!” (will play)
Michel De Hey: “thanks for this”
Marco Carola (): “downloading for marco carola, thanks ”
Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music): “Dim, is my choice <3” (will chart) (will play)
DJ Echo (deephouseradio.com): “‘Devon’ is the track for me here. Will play all of these on my radio show” (will play)
A-Kintero (intimate Project Music – ebb+flow – NYC ): “Nice Groove, really kool Ep, Thank You..!!” (will play)
Manuell Maschinell (): “Soppy is my track” (will play)
Denis Plastmassa (): “Soppy & Dim is amazing! Thanks!” (will play)
Marshall White (Asia Music, 220V Recordings): “Digging Devon!” (will play)
Hervé Dias (): “Excelent release! Devon is fav! Thanks” (will chart) (will play)
Lateral Cut Groove (): “Hard to choose a fav. Will support on my Deeper Sides radio show. Thx” (will play)
Patrick Abou Faysal (): “very nice EP soppy is sooooo badass!!!!” (will play)
Nicke & R.MA (ACKT Imprint AMA Rec, Bla Bla, Baile Musik): “BOMB EP Soppy & Devon Will def will be on our more housy sets!!!” (will play)
Francesco Tarallo (Lucidflow, Trapez, Trapez Ltd., Airmusiq): “Good one!” (will play)
Eddy Romero (Expmental/ Little Helpers / Lucidflow / Deeperfect): “Soppy And Devod both great !! Thanks for the promo !” (will chart) (will play)
Radio show Soundtraffic – DJ RIM-K (): “Nice EP !!” (will play)
Deepken (): “Very dark EP, we like it!” (will play)
Joanish (): “grossartiger sound! alle 3 tracks sind hammer!” (will play)
johnny mack (Deep House Radio): “” (will play)
Miroslav Digital FM (Digital FM): “Nice Music! Thanks DFM” (will play)
Marc Mac (Soundcollective/ It Runs Deep/ Frequency Radio Show): “Deep Twisted And Trippy House.. Excellent production and a Release full of originality.. Great Tracks Folks. Thanks ” (will chart) (will play)
Teknobrat (Karma Loft, Karma Dance, Restructured Records, Sounds Of Juan, Kulture Room): “Will play, support & test Thanks Teknobrat.. ” (will play)
Como Las Grecas (http://www.comolasgrecas.com): “Dim have good synths. I like it” (will play)
Deepinradio (): “Cool.”
Oscar Cornell (Lucidflow / Frucht / Born In Mexico [Sony Music]): “Sopppy its cool thnx! ” (will play)
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): “nice rythms and sampling !”
Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo): “soppy is so great!” (will play)
Cristian Gandini (Sol Solar): “nice release”
Scientific Funk (Wiggle, Cubism, Dark Rhythms): “Quality late night house grooves – playing all 3!!!!” (will chart) (will play)
Sammy W and Alex E (): “Nice work, thanks!” (will play)
Mark J (ahoren music, radioactivity productions, progress recrods): “devon for me, nice pack!” (will play)
Hooll (Lucidflow, Krad recording, 324 recording and more): “thx for share , full support ” (will play)
Jason Ireland (): “nice ep will play ,many thanks guys!” (will play)
Jay Hill (King Street Records, IRecords,3Bridge Records): “very nice release! Devon is super funky will go over really well here in the east coast! cheers :)” (will play)
Misk (): “playlist and support in altroverso” (will chart) (will play)
Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow): “very cool. thank you!” (will play)
Extra Music New (): “I will play” (will chart)
Dr. Lyria Messahel (Jazzradio.net): “” (will play)
Vynyard (Lucidflow): “Really cool release” (will chart) (will play)
Pele Corral (desperadoz): “thx again” (will play)
Christopher Çolak (): “Good vibes.” (will play)
Helmut Ebritsch (Many): “” (will chart)
Manuel De Lorenzi (): “cool trax” (will play)