Lyon based producer Fetnat makes his debut with this 5-track EP released on Nous - Greece's new electronic imprint that typically deals in "expansive, discordant deep house". Veering from immersive, stripped back techno to African inspired melodies, 'Swahili' is well suited to the label's brief but impressive back catalogue.
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- Swahili by Fetnat
I know absolutely zip about Fetnat, other than apparently he/she/they are based in Lyon and this is their debut vinyl offering, coming on Nous Disques -- who’ve released records by Karen Gwyer, Call Super, YPY, O. Xander, Dreams etc.
What we have are five cuts of slightly skewed, stripped back, percussive club tracks at the intersection of techno and house. From the sluggish, syrupy stomp and lazer zaps of opener ‘BB2’, the rattling and booming African inspired drums of 'Ddar', and the stuttering glitchy deep house of Kaoti - all comprising the A-side.
Underneath, the sparse elements of ‘Devol’ are primed for maximum club stomp with a bit of the olde kick drum hide and seek, and increasing distortion. Personal highlight ‘Rotel’ thumps along with sonar bleeps, sounding something like a cut from Neil Landstrumm’s ‘Brown By August’ being transmitted from 20,000 leagues under the sea. All valuable DJ ammo.
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