Boomkat Product Review:
Cranque aka Bastian El Zohbi is a dj from Einmusik and “augenzeuge” is his first solo record. Described to us as “Kid Creole and the Coconuts on acid” they may not be too far off the mark. Latin-american rhythms with party whistles and discernible shades of Ricardo Villalobos style minimal outdoor techno. “Augenzeuge” foregrounds the bassdrum supported by that distinctive clave style percussion and elements of sound perhaps harder to pinpoint, forming the basic structure for heavy melodic dub and floating rave strings –a 10 o'clock in the morning “ecstasy” track. “Motten zum licht” is a clear favourite for all-nighter rotation, perhaps further echoes of Lucien Luciano here as a latinate rhythm builds into a motorik dynamic throbber blessed with a new spin on that good old rave feeling!