Berlin DJ/Producer and Keinemusik founder Rampa, who took out our track of the year in 2016 with ‘Necessity’, his stellar contribution to the Innervisions compilation Secret Weapons Pt. 8, returns to the label for his new EP, They Will. It’s his first release on the Dixon and Ame owned imprint since 2017’s excellent Hall Of Violence EP and sees him return to the deep and dark style that characterised his releases around that time.
The title track is an exhilarating fusion of the functional and emotional, both minimal and deep, It’s a deft combination of super thin oscillations of sub bass that occasionally flicker and briefly fragment coupled with differentiated and sparingly applied pads of melodies and effects. Only ever partly relieved, the constant build up of tension is Rampa’s trademark and here its thoughtful arrangement and meticulous delivery renders the track mandatory listening from beginning to end.
‘They Will’ is preceded by the organic sounds and immersive low end of the infectious ‘79249 Intro’. The flip side sports the soulful depth of the quizzical ‘Tell Me Who You Are’ a collaboration with Danish left field pop trio WhoMadeWho and the glassy and brassy synths, euphoric steel drumming and dramatic vocal of closer ‘Lavender Boogie’.
Listen to the title track below and purchase a copy on vinyl here.
From the EP, ‘They Will’, Innervisions.