Capracara is apparently the given word for a very niche sandwich, but it also refers to a techno and garage producer who happens to like those sandwiches. 'Fake Drukqs' is his first release for One Day Wonder, and it offers two cuts for the dancefloor, the eponymous A-side and "Blue Balloon" on the flip.
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- Fake Drukqs by Capracara
9/10 Souki Staff review, 20 November 2014
Alongside stints popping up behind the counter at Soho wax-emporium Sounds Of The Universe, London-based producer Capracara has also been an intermittent friendly face in the audio world since his debut 12” on Soul Jazz back in 2006. Knowledge is power, and on this wired two-tracker we get to enjoy the fluorescent and utterly energised sound of a man who clearly knows his records.
Title track ‘Fake Drukqs’ rides an upfront, party-bound 4/4 that backflips giddily down the stairs - expertly hitting a tone that touches on the midnight sunshine of Suburban Knight or the rugged bounce of Kerri Chandler as much as it does the old skool obsession of contemporary artists like Octo Octa or Zomby. It’s hard to resist a deftly deployed piano stab in house music, and here the quintessential dancefloor signifier is dropped in such a manner as to equally appeal to ruff Chicago heads and students of the Sensate Focus deconstructions of the same sound.
Flipping over, ‘Blue Balloon’ sounds like a track from the last Moiré record would if you managed to lure it out of its K-Hole with a couple of rounds of nitrous canisters and and fifteen espressos. The square kick pounds like a breeze block before a buzzing, serrated bassline announces itself by cutting the floor away around your feet, sending you tumbling down into the writhing basement of dancers below.
Massive cross appeal here, whether you want to ramp it up to CJ Bolland levels of hysteria, or pitch it down to the louche, static fuzz of Huerco S or Anthony Naples. Highly recommended.
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