Berlin coterie Skrufix continue to bolster their steadily developing catalogue following up two mighty UK-centric releases from EDMX and The Crane. In for their 11th release is an EP from fellow Berliner Skwirl who slots neatly into the catalogue with a trio of daring and break-heavy club tracks.
Having previously released on Moon by Day and Filthybroke of Rhode Island - Skwirl brings a 6 year production hiatus to a close and in doing so channels time spent - eyes down - having worked with immersive theatre companies, independent artists, Cannes affiliated films and even NASA/MIT.
His work combines structural fluidity, polyrhythms and undeniable low-end weight and kicks off with ‘Attaché Case’. Rhodes samples glide through drum shuffles and rough, rasping bass tones. Switches between analogue and organic drums dart under reverberating pings before ‘Prenzlauer Birds’ brings a batch of slick samples together into an irresistible groove. Chopping and changing throughout, ‘Prenzlauer Birds’ keeps the floor pinned throughout before ‘Two Finger Exercise’ closes up with snapping drums and rich, mangled sonics that bring a solid addition to the Skrufix catalogue to a close.
1. ATTACHÉ CASE
2. PRENZLAUER BIRDS
3. TWO FINGER EXERCISE