Boomkat Product Review:
Shanti Celeste introduces hotly-tipped producer Chekhov with Rotlicht, the variegated 3rd EP on her Peach Discs label.
Where the label’s previous 12”s from Shanti and Fred have looked to Detroit, early UK techno and classic deep house for inspiration, this one draws from more greyscale styles of knackered industrial techno and salsa-spiced electro for flavour.
Bierce follows a rugged hunch of murky, oozing bass and curtly clipped shuffle that gets under the skin with hypnagogic stealth, turning the dancefloor to zombie marionettes and the DJ as puppet master.
Rotlicht picks up the energy levels with a squirming sort of electro-disco-dub flux in floating effect, and Toothru brings an icy cool swerve imagining Kraftwerk set adrift in warmer climes.