Boomkat Product Review:
Gabber Eleganza’s Never Sleep play it raw and scuzzy with Snake Gang’s debut shot of rusty drum machines and bad-mind basslines tipped to Delroy Edwards x Legowelt heads.
Dripping with darkwave club sleaze, ‘Lurker’ intimates a proper, late night sound that keeps Never Sleep’s agenda open to interpretation. Lodging somewhere next to Jasss in terms of its aesthetics, the five-part EP comes ruder than most of its stablemates, clocking up a mean bit of overdriven, slo-mo swag with synth vamps on ‘Zero Days’, and pushing the BPM needle up to a sort of desiccated techno drama in ’Subservient’, with its big highlight of slurred Reese bass and brittle-boned machine clack paralleling certain Delroy Edwards or DJ Richard dirt.
‘Goths at the Beach’ could almost be a Legowelt title, and suitably sounds like one of his jams left to bake in a trenchcoat with a bit of sand down its bumcrack.