Boomkat Product Review:
Body-gratifying, technoid suss from one of our favourite rhythmaticians; New Orleans-via-Atlanta’s Leonce, giving his Morph Tracks label a golden start.
2 years since his deadly infectious ‘Insurgency’ 12” with Fade To Mind, Leonce mints his own label with a swingeing display of rhythmelodic hustle that leaves everyone else seeming stiff as f*ck.
Speaking absolute percussive truth in each corner, he rolls out four incredibly supple and slinky dance grooves that say the most with the least. ‘Penetration Testing’ sets it off so damn right with trilling martial claves and grubbing bass bustle synched to early trance techno riffs to own your tendons, before ‘Werkk’ flips a house classic with devilish, elastic swang and parry.
So it comes as a lush surprise when he comes with blushing chord drones in the 2nd half, lighting and softening the gnashing drums of ‘Ricochet’ to sound like a mix of classic Detroit/Dutch techno feels and encrypted Afro-Latin patterns, before ‘Vesper’ adds a trace of ominous Twin Peaks-y views to that blend with addictive effect.
Unmissable for DJs/dancers.