SVT217 sees a split EP exploring deep tech and biting techno by French producer Rafael Cerato joined by Lunar Plane and Simon Doty on the A-side, with Manchester-based talent Transcode on the flip.
Rafael Cerato enlists Turkish duo Lunar Plane for two slices of tribal infused grooves. While Darkclaw opens up subtly and marches along a winding intro and zig-zagging lead, Guru takes the exotic mantras one step further. Centred around a hypnotic sitar loop, the build-up makes for an intense, hands-in-the-air moment at peak time, with an energetic release. Known for his remixing chops, The Dome finds Canadian Simon Doty lending his producer skills alongside Cerato in a dark and winding journey into late-night techno antics.
Previous Stil vor Talent signee Transcode pushes the envelope of his usual style with three spacious and dynamic tracks. Adonis elevates with its upbeat yet slightly nostalgic mood, while the meandering percussion holds the pieces foundation. Ominous synths and spacious leads mark Orbital as another exciting prospect aimed at stirring up the dancefloor. Skynet rounds up the release on a similarly haunting note, offering up darker textures in perfect contrast with the preceding tracks.