Berlin based DJ/Producer Eskapist has launched a thrillingly diverse two volume set of sizzling techno to mark Figure Music‘s 101st release. Each superbly produced volume contains four tracks with all eight providing multifarious avenues of escapist techno for your mind to traverse. Released two weeks back, Volume 1 opens with the swirling yet perfectly patterned atmosphere of ‘Loggbight’ which is thereafter joined by the pacy rich acid tones of ‘Tracker’ while Side B sports the sub bass rattler ‘Sleeper’ and ‘Earburrow Meadows’, a beatless track awash with a deep ambient flavour.
Released today, Volume 2 begins with ‘Entering Into’ which takes the ambience of Volume 1’s closer and steers it into dark and foreboding territory. ‘Islet Observer’ roughs things up at first with its distorted beats and chime laden frequencies before the entire show is engulfed with sub-bass intensity. Side B opens with ‘Brittle’, its name earned from a slight backgrounded beat surrounded by a plethora of otherworldly effects both gentle and otherwise. The two volume release appropriately closes with the infectious dance floor ready ‘Voluptuous Runner’. Sum total, it’s mighty fine techno with intellect.
Volumes 1 and 2 have been released for streaming and are available on vinyl and digitally here and here respectively. Listen to ‘Tracker’ and ‘Islet Observer’ below while it’s bookends ‘Loggbight’ and ‘Voluptuous Runner are streaming in our New Independent & Underground Playlist on Spotify which you can access with 28 other mind blowing techno exhibits here.
From the EP, ‘Eskapist Vol. 1’, Figure Music.
From the EP, ‘Eskapist Vol. 2’, Figure Recordings.