Sebastien San Drumology

Sebastien San – Drumology

Release Details

LABEL : Ab Initio
DATE : 13th May 2013
FORMAT : Vinyl/Digital

Rush Hour, Planet E and Echochord producer, Sebastien San, drops the third release on his new Ab Initio imprint this May. Entitled ‘Drumology’, the EP takes in three tracks from French-producer San (real name Sebastien Pastore) and joins the dots between house and techno aesthetics throughout.

Like many in techno of his age, New Wave and Industrial was a gateway to electronic music which provided the backbone of his musical education before the sounds of Detroit and Chicago permeated Europe in the mid-1980s. A job in a record store followed and quickly led to promoting parties and the instigation of Shield, a label that counted Fabric Lig and Kevin Saunderson as artists.

The title cut here is, as the name suggests, a drum machine workout centered around a heavily an elastic, percussive riff that tips a nod to MAW and Todd Terry of old while a distorted kick ploughs a determined path. ‘Drumology’ is classic DJ Tool work.

‘The Gauntlet’ takes off where ‘Drumology’ begins in the drum department but, here, San softens the groove with a heady, dubbed out set of floating chords that provide a compelling topline.

‘Wolfgang’ is lighter again, with airy melodies, crafty delays and spacious reverbs combining with subtle groove and melancholic bass tones to create a simple but beautiful cut.

Sebastien San’s ‘Drumology’ is released on his own Ab Initio imprint on 12” vinyl on 13th May 2013.

Last Reviews

Various Artists
Discotexas Picnic II
Maribou State feat Holly Walker
Tongue (inc. James Welsh & Drew Hill remixes)
Ramon Tapia
Intense Ep
Splinter Foot Girl EP