R​-​Zone 08 - Percept / We Sad II / 303909

by R-Zone



With this release the mysterious but much loved R-Zone series hits its 8th outing. Still no one quite knows who is behind the music, but that doesn’t matter when it’s as fresh and arresting as this.

Opening this EP’s account is ‘Percept’, a kinked techno rhythm drowning in scraping percussion, grainy synths and gallivanting basslines. Once you penetrate the textural mist that shrouds the whole arrangement, it’s a heady place to be. ‘We Sad II” is a gurgling acid jam with rattling machine sounds, rubbery basslines and plenty of sonic grit and grime, whilst closer ‘303909’ makes plenty of use of the machines mentioned in its title to conjure up a weighty, dubbed out vibe that’s thick with mystic ambiance and propped up by well swung drums.

The music on the R-Zone series is as cloaked in intrigue and mystery as the artists who make it: now at its eight chapter, the story continues to confound and impress in equal measure.

"we sad II for me definitely!"
Fred Deepsounds (Deepsounds.fr)

"303909 is my fave but the other two a bit too intense for my taste. Really interesting project though - can't wait for #09 ! "
Necta Selecta (Eat Music)

"Percept, nice."
Jean Pierre Enfant (Les Enfants Terribles/Trouw, Amsterdam)

"quite cool. we sad II would be my pick, with a quite obvious mills sample?!"
Delta Funktionen (Ann Aimee, Berlin)

"Yet another hit. Boom."
Tom Banham (Resident Advisor)

"extremly cool EP... Love all tracks !!! "
Tom Bonaty (Prologue)

"Percept & 303909 for me"
Sandrien (Imprint/Trouw, Amsterdam)

"definitely percept ..... "
Dave Ellesmere (Graphene / Belief System, Berlin)

"Percept! R-Zone is in the Zone again"
Dimi Angélis (A&S, Traut Muzik, Balans)

"right on!"
Osunlade (Yoruba Records, Imerovigli, Santorini)

"sounds fat! thanks! "
Dario Zenker (Ilian Tape)

"more analog funkyness on R Zone -- full support from me "
Laurent Garnier

"Feeling them all with 'We Sad II' grabbing me the most for the moment... thanks."
Paul Woolford (Planet E/Hotflush, Leeds)

"Percept has that psychedelic goodness that I love. Nice!"

"Percept is a dancefloor bomb! Cant wait to play it out! I like We sad II too."

"more killer modern retro acid trax. percept effectively worms it way into my head, perfect psychedelic grooves, we sad II comes a close second, but all 3 tracks have something to offer. thanks a lot. "
Alex Downey (Third Ear / Split / [covert], London)

"wow super cool one,percept is killer maybe my fav so far ! full support"
Marko Nastic (Radio B92 / Exit Festival, Belgrade)

"really great, percept for me definitely"
Bobby Champs

"great, into this... "
Locked Groove (Hotflush / Turbo, Antwerpen)

"another great one! feeling them alles, thanks!"
Pär Grindvik (Stockholm LTD)

"Brilliant release, thanks"
John Heckle

"Happy to see another R-Zone release. I like ‘Percept’ most from preview clips."

"Percept is the on on here thanks "
AnD (Horizontal Ground, Black Sun Records)

"with no doubt, 'We Sad II' is my pick on here. Thanks!"
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)

"R-Zone continues to go from strength to strength Percept is the one for me here"
Paul Mac (Stimulus Records, Brightlingsea, Essex)

"proper techno record, all three go in the box. full support"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Zero Show @ Radio808, Zagreb)

"Nothing particularly new on 303909 but love it all the same "
Mosca (Ann Aimee, BBC Radio 1, London)

"I like Percept here"
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator, TORINO)

"Percept is the jam for me. R-Zone continuing to impress."
Nubian Mindz

"Missing the retro vibe of previous R-Zones but the first track would definitely work very well in a basement. Edit: I like it after hearing the full tracks. THere's still some 90s vibe :)"
Rivet (Skudge Present, Kontra-Musik)

"Always good, to hear a new R-Zone. "We Sad II" is my pick here."
Sven VT (De-bug, Berlin)

"Great, again - one of the most consistent labels going "
Dave TTB (TOTHEBONE, London)

"Not sure ... will download and check again, thanks!"
Norman Nodge (MDR, Berlin)

"not for me this time thanks"
Karim Sahraoui (Transmat records, Aix-en-Provence)

"thank you for good music!"

"Percept is the trippyest R-Zone yet :) "
Giles Armstrong

"loving all the R-Zones - jungle raver killed Washigton DC last night! thanks again!"
Appleblim (Apple Pips, Bristol)

"loving all the R-Zones - jungle raver killed Washigton DC last night! thanks again!"
Appleblim (Apple Pips, Bristol)

"love it! especially percept!"
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)

"love love love R-ZONE !!!"
Hunee (Hunch Music / Rush Hour, Berlin)

Tim Thaler (BLN FM, Berlin)

"Another great R-Zone release. "Percept" stands out."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show, Rijeka)

"my fave R-Zone yet... all three are up there"
Tomaz (www.22tracks.com, Sint Pieters Leeuw)

"Percept is one of the strongest R-Zone tracks yet, I can't wait to play it this weekend."
Casper (Bleed Music, London)

"once again complete quality "
Marco Bernardi (Take the Elevator, Bristol)

"Great as always. We Sad II is particularly amazing."
J. Tijn

"The R-Zone is a great series. This is no exception."
Lakker / Eomac

"we sad ll ,love it"
Domenic Cappello (Sub Club)

"unstopable r-zone series, very nice again "
Kuczera (Intergalactic FM, heerlen)

"good stufffff!"
Steffi (Klakson/Dolly/Ostgut Ton, Berlin)


released March 30, 2014



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