Murr – Yellow Tape feat. Rosina
Back to proper techno at last with a new release from Acid Ted favourite label, 530Techno, out at the end of the month. This is a first release on 530 from Murr. Free download.
Canadian, Murr’s remixes have appeared on a couple of 530Techno releases; most recently on Syphon’s Dixieland EP. His remixes have tended to be a more minimal take on techno. What has he produced for his first release? Unsurprisingly, it’s a minimal type tune. Far too fragile for a dance floor, this is perfect summer home listening. It has a restrained charm, with the barely there vocals adding to the romantic aura. Remixes come from The Automatic Message, 214 and the Hermans. The Automatic Message goes for a more austere version whose bass throbs away in the background and dispenses with the vocals. A bit of early The Black Dog. 214 (free download here) strips things back to make an early Detroit techno tune. Almost takes too much away. Hermans provide probably the best of the remixes. The bass bubbles away nicely and there’s a bit of piano interest. Although probably classed as tech house there’s a great deal more warmth than you’d normally associate with the genre.
Blurb: Rising Toronto producer Murr (New Kanada, DNH) delivers his first EP for 530Techno after several previous remixes. On “Yellow Tape” he works with long time vocal collaborator Rosina Kazi for a strong original that conjures visions of the blippier, more romantic side of techno. Remixes come courtesy of Vancouver techno and visual arts duo The Automatic Message, Seattle electro artist 214, and the on fire Toronto duo Hermans for a release that really brings the dark, underground heat to the summertime dance floor. The original contains a mysterious, almost impenetrably cool sheen capped with a sub rattling bass line to shake the floor. Rosina’s vocals float in on gossamer waves of ethereal bliss that gives the track a very distant, emotional tint. The haunting string melodies on top are gorgeous in both deepness and somberness, lending themselves to a soulful but melancholic feel overall.
Release/catalogue number: 530D013
Release date: Aug 29, 2012