REBOOT – VULVASION EP
Monkey Safari’s Hommage label has been churning out some of the best, cutting-edge dance floor cuts for the past half decade focusing on a wide array of stylings from both the label heads themselves to many of today’s hottest artists spanning the spectrum from Techno to House. So, when Hommage turned to the Frankfurt based and fabled artist Reboot for their latest release after his highly acclaimed remix of Monkey Safari’s ‘Helios’ in earlier this year, it was no surprise.
The extremely versatile producer not only delivered a stunning EP but something the label has yet to deliver sonically. Spanning seven extremely versatile tracks Reboot serves up what could be his most advantageous release yet by combining a plethora of sounds traversing the musical gamut with a main focus set firmly in the realm of Dub Techno.
Opening the EP with the low slung and extremely atmospheric cut ‘Vulvation’ Reboot channels the essence of Detroit and artists like Deepchord with reverb heavy yet incredibly engaging aural artifacts before upping the tempo on ‘River’ where an infectious groove is paramount leaving the hazy harmonies to carry us off into the proverbial ether. ‘Fairytales’ pursues and with this tune, Reboot dives deep into the sounds of early Dub leaving the Techno aesthetic to the way side as the spirit of Lee Scratch Perry and King Tubby come full frontal as early Dub Reggae leanings take the lead where Echo Space delays, washed out vocals and shimmering guitar licks create an undeniably beautiful journey. Ramping up the pace once again, ‘Kookaburra Baby’ relies on more classic 4/4 techniques as the kick and percussion set the foundation for sonic glimmers and lush melodies that feel as psychedelic as they do euphoric resulting in a ride on a bed of clouds through lavishly pink sunsets to the far reaches of the cosmic expanse. Diving back into the Dub Reggae spectrum, ‘Downtown’ fuses the classic stylings of early Dub with modern Techno stylings birthing a gorgeous and contagious tune that could be put on an infinite loop. Nearing the end of the EP ‘Valley’ drives the tempo up again as crisp hi hats and foggy sonics coalesce into a dreamy yet energetic trek through ethereal spaces before the last track on the EP ‘Sience’ drops the speed once again, focusing on far reaching atmospherics and classic Dub sounds resulting in a gorgeous finale to an already stunning and extremely graceful short player that will remain as fresh and exciting centuries from now, as it does today.