Posts Tagged ‘tectonic’

Review: Jack Sparrow – Circadian (TECCD009)


Yesterday, the much awaited full length release  from Leeds based producer Jack Sparrow, on the always high-quality Tectonic label. As true with most Tectonic releases, On ‘Circadian,’ Sparrow delivers a sharp and deep full length, with one foot heavily planted in classic dubstep vibes, and sound-design that is a clear nod to influences from techno and minimal production elements.

The release starts off with ‘Loveless,’ a smooth tune that is a clear indication from the beginning that ‘Circadian’ intends to be much more than a run-off-the-mill dubstep full length release, with an aesthetic that reminds me of early Ramadanman releases such as ‘The Woon.’ Continuing, the release features a VIP remix of his previous release ‘The Chase’ and an exciting and deep collaboration with Ruckspin, the tempo speeds up and the mood approaches autonomic as you hear the syncopated rhythms of tracks like ‘Relapse’

Many many highlights on this exciting and well deserved full length release from Sparrow on Pinch’s Tectonic label, a full length that is equally well served on the headphones as it is in the club. Although releases from Jack Sparrow do seem few-and-far-between at times the sheer volume of keepers on this release and growth in the depth of sound has made this release worth the wait.

Circadian is available for purchase as of this week, and Fact Magazine is currently running a week long free preview of the release via Soundcloud for those looking to stream the tunes in their entirety.

Be sure to check out this remix of good friends’ of mine Subreachers that Jack Sparrow and they recently posted online, deep vibes from both of them each and every.
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(Reprinted from: http://icnt.mx/2010/10/review-jacksparrow-teccd009/)

 

Multiverse “Dark Matter Elements” contest


Multiverse Music, a promotion and music publishing company based out of Bristol, are releasing a CD celebrating the last five years of their existence called “Dark Matter.”  The tracklist of this is impressive in and of itself, but what really caught my eye is a contest that Multiverse are running along side the release of this compilation.  Click the image to the right to enter your email into this contest, with possible prizes:

1ST PRIZE

COPY OF THE DOUBLE CD – Dark Matter: Multiverse 2004 – 2009

SELECTED 2010 RELEASES FROM THE MULTIVERSE LABEL FAMILY (cd & vinyl)

TEC037 Jack Sparrow – Terminal / Tormented
TEC038 Pursuit Grooves – Fox Trot Mannerisms
TEC039 Jakes / Darqwan – Times End / Jahwan
TECCD008 Pursuit Grooves – Foxtrot Mannerisms
KAP005 Joker – Tron
EAR013 Ginz & Kool Money Kwame – Wet Wipe Riddim
EAR014 Gemmy – Maroon Chant
CVAN011 October – Muscle Memory EP
CVAN012 Antoni Maiovvi – The Thorns Of Love
CVANCD003 Antoni Maiovvi – The Thorns Of Love
CVAN013 Annonymous – Oops
BUILD002 Baobinga – Ride It
BUILD003 Ginz & Baobinga & Cosmin TRG – The Good Stank / I Get Ruff

COPY OF LOOPMASTERS “MULTIVERSE :: DARK MATTER – EXPERIMENTS IN DUBSTEP” SAMPLE PACK

LTD EDITION TECTONIC LOGO T-SHIRT

2 X RUNNER UP PRIZES

COPY OF THE DOUBLE CD – Dark Matter: Multiverse 2004 – 2009
COPY OF LOOPMASTERS “MULTIVERSE :: DARK MATTER – EXPERIMENTS IN DUBSTEP” SAMPLE PACK

Seems like an easy choice to enter to me (I already have!)

For audio samples or to pick up the comp check the player below: