Lost Beats EP by Slighter

He was lost, but now he is found.” I remembered this as the parable of the prodigal son. But seems it’s Luke 15:24 and a different thing entirely. Either way, here are tracks from Slighter which were ‘lost’ but which have now been found and made available for your download pleasure. Expect heavy industrial.

If that was all a bit confusing, I should let Slighter  expain, “Slighter’s “Lost Beats” EP is exactly that, 4 instrumental tracks that were tied up for years with a now defunct label. We’ve remastered them and they are now available for free (or donate) along with two remixes from Future Funk Squad and FT13.

The track were recorded between 2013 and 2014 in Los Angeles and need to be seen in that context. The EP starts with Brute. And that’s apt, since this is a bass heavy industrial electronic track – slightly Prodigy in places – that does exactly what it says on the tine. You either love it or hate it. There’s no middle ground. Orbit takes that brutality and allies it effectively to some breakbeats giving a real stormer of a tune.

Sludge (was there ever a more uninspiring title?) offers a breakbeat that can never quite break free of the earthly constraints. A rave hoover treacle experience. The final original tune is Vortex. And it’s a cracking way to end the EP. An explosive riot of light and shade with a bit of industrial gravel thrown in for good measure.

There are two remixes. The first is from Future Funk Squad, who take on Brute. The track is cleaned up but left dark. Less industrial and more dark techno. The other remix is from FT13, who also take on Brute. This is very early Prodigy with lots of cyber rave sounds. Reminds me of mid-90s Camden with people in goth make up wearing those huge platform DMs. Nasty.

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~ by acidted on February 8, 2018.

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