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A-Side: 45 RPM / B-Side: 33 ⅓ RPM
- Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side A): KW-13-A-13 XAVIER
- Matrix / Runout (Etched runout side B): KW-13-B MANMADE
- "Creepin" is heavy weight! with tinges of Suburban Knight "worlds"
- Edited 4 years ago'spying' is humble and understated, which I really enjoy. one
- Amazing record. Black Russian my favorite. Tip: still available at the Klockworks website for 7.50€
- Black Russian is a phenomenal floor burning anthem. But don't miss Spying on the flip, a great "Mills-like" spacey track with unpredictable rhythms
- Edited 7 years agoblack russian is just 6/5...perfect.
- The Klockworks label is really onto something with the last three releases. ROD's "Anindica" is a finger licking affair which, over the course of two tracks covered everything from peak time acid techno through to more elaborate chord driven progressive sonic explorations. "Track 2" saw Steve Rachmad get in shape, and mightily gear up for the dance floor like he hasn't done in years. Now, for his third appearance on the imprint, DVS1 brings to the table some hard to resist techno. The title track is irresisitible with its warm piano stings, which just build and ebb, and build and ebb... It has a cosy feel to it, and a little housier sound than the standard Klockworks material, yet retaining a solid techno feel and structure, due to rolling, swinging four to the floor beat and strong hi hat work. However, it's the catchy hook line that gives it a timeless feel, and graces it with an anthem-like vibe. Awesome piece, I can hardly get those piano stabs out of my head!
Creeping gets down low and dirty, with spooky radar bleeps and forceful notes arising from the abyss. The other side of the pole when compared to Black Russian. The percussion is actually quite moderate, but what gives Creeping that gritty, intense aura is the heavy, deep bass line and the loopy, brief high-pitched sounds, echoing in and out throughout the track's seven minutes. Some proper dance floor filling techno right here.
Spying gets the honors of closing the EP. Again, completely different from the previous works, it balances well between straight up club techno and introspection. From one angle, right from the kick off you get hit in the face with a combination of heavily emphasized, hissing hi-hats and tough bass response. Then, just when you get the feeling this might turn into a straight up DJ utensil, mr. Khutoretsky introduces a piano loop that is as dramatic as it's purely haunting. Instantly memorable and highly distinct, it gives the track an extra layer of authenticity and recognizability, enabling it to stand out from the crowd. To think this is the second awesome hook line on a three tracker. Hats off to the producer.
Overall, in my ears, this is the finest DVS1 release on Klockworks. Sure, at the moment,his second one is where all the hype is, but I think "Black Russian" will, with time, eclipse it. There are some abiding textures to be enjoyed here, and plenty territory covered in less than twenty minutes. From neat piano hooks, to pure techno artillery, DVS1 has delivered an all encompassing release, approaching the genre from three different directions, and doing it right every time. Just like the Sterac release which recently hit the shelves, this gem is very well worth your time.
- all tracks are great, but title track is seriously unreal. perhaps it's just me, but there's a great raw energy in it... I love it.