Roel Funcken - Fes Bace / 12"
Four bass heavy, dancefloor-ready tracks by Roel Funcken, who again proves to be a master of technoid, bass heavy and intelligent dance music that defies any genre. 'Fes Bace' is a collection of perhaps his finest, probably his most effective work to date. It shows a man on a mission, reinventing himself constantly after his much acclaimed solo debut 'Vade'. Roel has taken his sound to a whole new level, delivering four tracks of uncompromising quality and diversity that could easily destroy any dancefloor. The EP opens with a Funcken remix of 'Spletch' by Dutch talent Julien Mier, bouncing off into broken rhythms and stroboscopic lazer madness. The second track 'ALH84001' (named after a meteorite from Mars) recalls Meat Beat Manifesto but with a twisted, razor sharp edge, while 'Skinetic Culpture' is a nervy post-electro affair with a Drexciyan touch. Title track 'Fes Bace' is an ultra heavy piece where a halfstep beat grinds through an ultra-low swamp, with spitting vocals.