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Undisputed don of deep US club pressure, Leonce supplies his latest R&D on home-brewed label Morph Tracks
Along with the likes of AceMoma, Leonce is one of the key US producers reclaiming and reshaping classic house and techno formats from the roots up. On his 5th release with Morph Tracks (give or take some of his prized refix packs) the Atlanta-based artist trades in lip-bitingly tight variations on acid and NYC house in his exacting style, finessing his drum programming and layered synths with exquisitely delicate but powerful results.
‘Pink Champagne’ pops off with a hair-kissing lather of tweaked out 303 suds and clinically trimmed, tessellating drums made for eyes shut at the back of the dance, while ‘Research & Development’ pipes up with percolated chords and claps that feel like Karizma via Cooly G and back to the US East Coast. ‘Axial’ is the darker one, dialling in traces of Drill rap’s minor key motifs on a shuddering electro bass - think Stingray in South London - and ‘Multiplexing’ pushes the ticker up to 140bpm on a wicked sort of old skool hardcore via soca flex.
Stone cold TIP!