The latest EP off Pig & Dan’s ‘Elevate’ comes from the über talented Belgian producer, Hermanez who teams up with fellow countryman BP, and it’s called ‘Fast Capture’.
Both Hermanez and BP seem to feed off each other’s strengths, and the result is gratifying. Rather than experiment with a 100 different samples rolled into one track, there’s a very organic undertone to the EP that showcases the strengths of both artists, that compliment each other perfectly.
Right off the bat, the title track ‘Fast Capture’ is filled with melodies and a catchy beat that it could sit right at the middle of a peak time set. It isn’t just the melodies that are addictive, the energy that Fast Capture gives off is enough to get the crowd going.
Octa Motus, the second track off the release is dark and gritty. There’s a low-slung vibe to this one, and has sinister undertones that are embodied in some very authentic percussions. This one stood as a personal favourite for me, simply because there are some convoluted twists that elevate the track to whole new heights.
Rounding off this strong EP comes ‘Irritates Me’. With a longer introduction that incorporates percussions and a strong bassline, there is a rougher edge to this track, which finally breaks into minimal, yet evocative melodies that tie the entire track together.
The Elevate label showcases micro-styles of techno, and highlights every release with equal élan. I shall iterate and reiterate that you need to go and buy this EP.