Boomkat Product Review:
Following essential tapes from DJ Nobu, Vladimir Ivkovic, Andy Mac and Time is Away, A Colourful Storm's mixtape series Fleetway Tapes returns with this undulating hourlong set of mirrored tech-house and dimlite dub atmospheres from Dutch-Turkish producer Konduku.
Leading on from a string of 12”s with Donato Dozzy & Neel’s Spazio Disponibile, Delsin and Nous’klaer Audio, Konduku puts his work into practice on an hour long session of sleek, rolling techno minimalism recalling countless hours of wiggle-jacking in red lit basements and house parties many moons ago (the naughties). Quite specifically it dials into that period before producers started getting weirder or “lo-fi”, prizing a sense of crisp, clean tones and space that made for a more hypnotic dancing experience as he coolly modulates the flow like a pro. The A-side plays it more reserved, subtly toggling between slouchy swang and slightly more offbeat sludge, before the B-side steps up the momentum by degrees with more nagging, trancier motifs and gritty astro-jack tracks.