Gantz Vinyl, CD & tapes by Gantz at Norman Records
Gantz returns to the Deep Medi fray for the first time since the 2015 purple-patch that yielded Witch Blues and the Kahn/Commodo collaborations. Dying On Acid is as rich and brooding as anything the Turkish producer has put to wax thus far while also demonstrating a mature approach to form - the title track is a six-minute, three-part soundsystem suite. Elsewhere Rider Shafique and Dedw8’s vocal turns recall King Midas Sound and the Trim/James Blake team-ups.
Steppa’s delight right here with these two heavy Gantz cuts. Space Horror and its partner Step On Lava are as gonzo as their titles suggest, throwing properly thick slabs of bass at the listener, jacked up on stuttering rhythms. Short fun samples of a rock drum roll at a few points too. 12” presented in a no-nonsense plain sleeve, on Blacklist.
A crafty white label drop here from Gantz and Commodo, who present 2 tracks of very fine contemporary dubstep. Charmingly, Free Focus / Buckwild finds each producer remixing one of the other’s tunes, so two levels of production ingenuity are present on each track. A right pair of heavy rollers. White label 12” on the Deep Medi Musik label.
Commodo, Gantz & Kahn
Some really heavy stuff dropping on Deep Medi Musik here, so heavy they needed two 12”s to contain it. Six tracks crafted collectively by three producers: Commodo, Gantz and Kahn. All are talented individually, and combining their powers makes for some seriously high-grade dubstep shuffle. Volume 1 is on Deep Medi Musik.
Echoing beat instrumentals with a pleasingly screwed sounding vibe. The A side, ‘Elmo Rehab’, uses a cartoonish chomping noise to offset the track’s climbing keys, whereas the B side, ‘Spooky Action At A Distance’, has a beat that feels like it keeps slightly falling behind itself. This new 12” from Gantz is on the Blacklist label.
As winter turns to spring, Witch Blues, The new 12” four-track EP by Gantz makes for perfect listening. An original and eclectic mix of ambience, strange sounds, sharp editing and hypnotic beats makes for an interesting Journey into the mind of the Turkish producer. Rockstar features vocals by Rider Shafique.