New label, Reposition are setting themselves at the vanguard of cutting-edge electronic music with their first release by Belgium’s T-Scale.
T-Scale, from Liege, started experimenting with audio editors and sequencers in his early teens. Active on his local scene since 1998, having been involved with several collectives and the now defunct Industrial-Bass Music band, Urban Toonz, he played alongside internationally acclaimed DJs and live acts like Murderbot, Ital Tek, Subjex, Exillon, Milanese, Boxcutter and Noize Creator. Now based in London, he is a member of the UK based collective and platform, Loose Lips, which launched in 2014, as he continues to push his sound forward. In his quest for physically impossible sonorities, he has spent the past 6 months developing a performance tool that gives him the ability to sculpt sounds on the go. At a recent gig in Macedonia, he played an incredible “live pure data” set, using real-time graphical data flow programming to create all his own sounds.
With this huge wealth of knowledge and a hard drive stacked with unreleased productions, his ‘Spookz EP’ is long overdue. He describes his music as Industropical or Funkyndustrial and when you hear his two original cuts on this EP, these descriptions become more apparent. ‘Spookz’ is dappled and harmonious with sweeping electronics and in-depth grooves. ‘Prance For Me’ is atmospheric and quaking in its deliverance, showing all his innovation and creativity.
The EP comes with two stellar remixes. The first is by El Prevost who delivers a grinding reworking of ‘Prance For Me’. El Prevost has been forging his sound over the last decade, gradually shifting into the House and Techno scene in particular for UK label, Third Ear and his most recent self-run label, No Speakers, which boasts a varied artist roster that includes Doorly, Tigerskin, Wbeeza, 65D Mavericks and Gabbi Lopez.
Rommek’s remix of ‘Spookz’ follows and shows why this recently emerging artist is fast becoming a definitive force on the Techno scene. Fellow Loose Lips collective member, Rommek made his production debut on Weekend Circuit, before joining James Ruskin’s iconic Blueprint label who released his ‘Moth Hole EP’, plus an appearance on their 20th anniversary compilation, ‘Structures and Solutions’ gaining him an admirable reputation for textured sound designs.
A1. T-SCALE – ‘SPOOKZ’
A2. T-SCALE – ‘PRANCE FOR ME’
B1. T-SCALE – ‘PRANCE FOR ME (EL PREVOST REMIX)’
B2. T-SCALE – ‘SPOOKZ (ROMMEK REMIX)’