PREMIERE: Reset Robot – Thorn [Whistleblower]
Release Date: Friday 15 December 2017
About the Ep:
Focused towards House and Deep Techno, Whistleblower is a label founded by three music producing friends; Alan Fitzpatrick, Reset Robot plus Rhymos, and this new four track release is a solo EP from Reset Robot with a remix from Andre Kronert.
Many people first became aware of Reset Robot following his seminal releases on Truesoul, which also lead to a collaboration with label boss Adam Beyer on his other imprint Drumcode.
Reset Robot has also collaborated with Whistleblower label partner Alan Fitzpatrick under the alias of Customer, and following their joint releases on Anja Schneider’s Mobilee Records went on to do his own solo releases for the label.
Along with tracks on labels such as Sven Väth’s Cocoon, Reset Robot has recently released on imprints including Sasha’s Last Night On Earth and Josh Wink’s Ovum Recordings.
Continuing to rise through the ranks of the worlds Techno elite, this release is a fine example of why Reset Robot is fast becoming one of the globes most in demand producers.
Providing the solo remix is Germany’s Andre Kronert who’s warm and analogue sound has been a regular feature on labels including Pär Grindvik’s Stockholm LTD, Len Faki’s Figure and his own ODD / EVEN. Andre is a firm favourite with many of the world’s top Techno DJ’s, and his remix on this release doesn’t disappoint.
With a pounding kick and off beat clap, the EP’s first track “Thorn” has deep Detroit influenced pads and textured bells that combine to create a moody atmosphere. Spacious and crisp with attention to detail the tracks slow building groove is finished by with a quirky lead synth with a rubbery aesthetic.
Second is Andre Kronert’s remix of “Thorn” which is a toughened version of the original lead by the pounding kick drum. Manipulating the Detroit influenced chords of the original, he twists their sound to create unnerving tension and a sense of excitement.
Track three “Umwelt” has a bubbling acid line and building background textures that when combined with sparse synth stabs, could easily be compared to the work of artists such as Robert Hood. Minimal in every sense of the word, this stunning Techno track is both understated and intelligent.
The final track “Arrows Of Hope” is deep with drawn out pads that glide under a funk laden lead synth that grows with subtle modulation. Delicate with an almost fragile groove, the track feels like a stretched elastic band that could snap at any second, and keeps you captivated from start to finish.