Keeping up the pressure with their anonymous EP series, R-Zone now offer up three more cuts of purely dance floor aligned action.
Opener 'You Wear The Mask Of The Beast' is a mysterious cut with a spooky lead synth, subtle, buried deep drums that are full of implicit energy and build to a heady peak. Raw textures, unfamiliar patterns and perfect back room vibes all pervade. 'Salt Volatile This Sucka' is a slow mo but chugging track with frazzled synth lines, atmospheric pads and curious melodies all spiralling above lazy, ramshackle drums. Last but not least, 'Arrowhead', a sludgy, dirty, sleazy groove that sounds broken. It’s a fantastic fusion of fucked up machines sounds that keeps you on edge throughout. Once again here R-Zone have confounded all expectations with their left-of-centre electronica.
"Not quite for me this one..."
Owain Kimber (Innate, Bristol)
"Not for me, sorry."
Norman Nodge (MDR, Berlin)
Kirk Degiorgio (ART, Ipswich, Suffolk)
"not my style"
Mike Grant (Big 50 Entertainment, Oak Park)
"not for me"
Osunlade (Yoruba Records, Imerovigli, Santorini)
"Cool tracks , but i won't play them this time"
"not for me"
Vince Watson (Bedrock / Cocoon / Ovum / Planet E / Poker Flat / Yoruba, Amsterdam)
Rivet (Skudge Present, Kontra-Musik)
"''you wear the mask of the beast'' is the one for me here.. thanks"
Simone Gatto (OUT-ER)
"thank you for the music!"
Dj T (GET PHYSICAL MUSIC GMBH, Berlin)
Marco Bernardi (Take The Elevator, Bristol)
"Not very playable for me.. but these are cool!"
Truncate/Audio Injection (Truncate, Los Angeles)
""Salt Volatile This Sucka"! Killer track, killer title. "Arrowhead" is also awesome. Great stuff."
Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork, Barcelona)
"A bit slow for me, but sounds interesting!"
Darko Esser (Doornroosje, Nijmegen)
"not quite for me."
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)
"total mood rave!"
Hunee (Hunch Music / Rush Hour, Los Angeles)
"i like the mystic underground feelings all the r-zone releases breathe. excellent hypnotic stuff."
Deejay Raoul (Syncom Data)
"loving all of these releases"
Chrissy (The Nite Owl Diner, Brooklyn)
"digging this, thanks"
Lord Of The Isles (Unthank, Shevchenko, Permanent Vacation)
"Arrowhead sounds great!"
Mirella Kroes ([in]cognito, Amsterdam)
"great series, arrowhead is my favorite of this release"
Clara Moto (InFiné)
"R-Zone are proper nuts, full full respect"
Dj Simbad (Various / Browsnwood Rec.)
"really dope label! salt volatile this sucka is my favorite! great vibes!"
Marco Zenker (Ilian Tape)
"yeah this is my fav R-Zone i think"
"not really for us, thx"
GoldFFinch (Turbo, Dirty Bird)
"Great lease again will play out :)"
Charlton/Tapirus (Mord / Krill Music /Midnight Shift, Rotterdam)
"not really for me, only into 'Arrowhead'. Thanks anyway."
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)
"You Wear The Mask Of The Beast is the best of a bad bunch!"
"enjoying all of these thanks. will prob play arrowhead most"
Gingy (Clone, Toronto)
"not really feeling that, sorry"
Ben Sims (Theory, London)
Tommy Four Seven (CLR)
"SVTS for the win"
, Sint Pieters Leeuw)
"consistently different challenging and funky!!"
Appleblim (Apple Pips, Bristol)
"not for me"
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator, TORINO)
"not feelin it."
"Salt Volatile This Sucka is really nice and Arrowhead is a slow mo sickness!"
Chille jr. (Night Moves@Fnoob radio, Koprivnica)
"downloaded for r hawtin"
Richie Hawtin (M-nus, Berlin)
"Arrowhead is nice and edgy thanks. Might run it even slower"
Mosca (Ann Aimee, Not So Much, Prime Numbers, London)
"Top draw EP!"
Circular Rhythms (Scenery)
Vincent Pollard (Exclaim, Toronto, Ontario)
"You Wear The Mask Of The Beast! Thanks !"
Necta Selecta (Eat Music)
"cool fucking label - thank you"
Slam (Soma Records)
"I'm very much into arrowhead, slow burner. club support"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Radio808, Zagreb)
"All brilliant, will def play Arrowhead!"
"Another solid addition to the series. I like 'Salt Volatile..' particularly. Thanks"
Lakker / Eomac (R&S / Killekill)
"More restraint than the usual R-Zone, less rave leanings too. Turns out to be one of the most compelling so far."
Simon Whight (Data Transmission / Inverted Audio / Ibiza Voice, Ashton-Under-Lyne)
"Brilliant! love all 3 tracks"