BleeD enter their stride, with a third 12" of the year, since the label debuted in May with label-head Volte-Face's 'Charlatan' EP, and followed up with the Daniel Avery/Volte-Face collaboration, Rote's 'EP1'. Although early days, the label has been heavily championed by the likes of Svreca, Tripeo and DJ Nobu, with significant support also from techno figureheads including Silent Servant, Blawan, Nina Kraviz, DVS1, Matrixxman, Sandrien, Antigone and Anthony Parasole.
Representing Volte-Face's second EP release, 'All Grown Up' is a significant step-up from the first, featuring 3 club-primed original tracks as well as an ambient excursion, and a killer remix from underground king DJ Spider, best known for running Plan B recordings, collaborating with the likes of Phil Moffa and Marshalito, and for releasing two EPs on Will Bankhead's The Trilogy Tapes.
The A1, 'Ill-Fêted' is a bright, direct banger and with a keen ear for detail. A2, 'The Power Of Christ Compels You' is a little darker-hued, as one might expect from the title, all menacing stabs and white-noise rushes. The B1, 'Chain Of Command', is arguably the strongest track on the record, with a warmer, more immersive feel than the rest of the EP, possibly offering us a window into Volte-Face and BleeD's future direction. The ambiguously titled B2, 'All Grown Up' is a brief, beatless respite, preceding DJ Spider's claustrophobic finale.
As played by Rodhad, Luke Slater, Etapp Kyle, Silent Servant, Daniel Avery, Blawan, Zadig, Pariah, Tripeo, Young Male, Hodge...
released November 26, 2015
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