This is the first in our series of limited edition 12”s aimed at those dancefloors with nary a Guetta in sight. Presented in special die cut sleeves, these numbered one-off pressings give us the chance to introduce some of the most interesting names on our spectrum.
For our maiden voyage, we cross Europe, to sunnier climes, to Portugal... to IVVVO. A young producer with some early history on the estimable Opal Tapes and closely affiliated with the Photonz crew, the Future EP represents his most exciting work yet.
Five transmissions long- vinyl scarred, abrasive and heartbroken, IVVVO reaches into early UK Rave music for inspiration, but twists the endgame. The yearning vocal, the minor key whisper, the shuffling
breakbeat, the bleep, the bloop, and the seeping tape bleed- all present.
Yet IVVVO mangles these core elements of dance music past into something that sizzles headfirst into 2013.
Opening cut “Darkness in my Soul” kicks off the record in a sad-glare of tone bursts, aching lead lines and throbbing kicks. Elsewhere he reaches into his bag for stinging hats, tweaked vamps and nagging hooks. All tracks clock in shy of five minutes. IVVVO’S way is the quick release, the instant blast, the cute melodic touch... smouldering in warehouse black. No time for bloated dance formulas here.
And then, the piano. Bookending either side sits a pair of devastating miniatures, played on his Grandma’s piano, prepared, cloaked in hiss and ending these plates with a kiss of forlorn ambience. A funereal flourish to the Death of Rave... to the Future...
released 17 June 2013
Artwork by Public Information
Mastered at Dubplates and Mastering