Boomkat Product Review:
Looky look - we’ve got a handful of the Japanese edition for M.E.S.H.’s ‘Scythioans’ EP, bulked up with accompanying remixes from Lotic, Logos, Grovestreet, and J Heat
As a co-founder and resident at the influential Janus club-night, M.E.S.H. is hard-wired to the core of Berlin's accelerated night scene and deeply connected to the global digital arts diaspora thru collaboration with contemporary artists, Aleksandra Domanovic, Fatima Al Qadiri, Arca and TCF, among others. Operating at the intersection of electronic hip hop, techno and chimeric sound design, the 'Scythians' EP motions a bracingly fresh sound modelling skeletal 808 patterns perfused with hyper-criss foley and thrillingly sheer synthetic textures.
From the tumbling gyroscopic vectors of its eponymous opener, the EP yields a series of proper future-shocks, streaming dazzling data bursts from the hyper-detailed, diffuse techno swing of 'Interdictor' thru the breathtaking fireworks and industrial-strength slowfast 808s of 'Captivated' to the ascendant choral arrangement of 'Imperial Sewers' and the chrome-plated ambient vortices of 'Glassel Finisher'.
On the remixes, M.E.S.H.’s Janus pal, Lotic diffuses the elements in a dazzling display of polymetric acrobatics and complex, sweeping synth shapes; Logos sublimates its structures into widescreen weightless gases and noirish strings with late night, gazing-from-the-30th storey appeal. Grovestreet impresses with a fine display of percolating Ballroom-Techno pressure systems hewing close to the original; New Jersey's DJ J Heat follows suit with a slickly reduced, hypnotically sexy Jersey Club version.