Ben Sun – Tremors [Razor-N-Tape]

A SIDE ben sunWith previous releases on Delusions of Grandeur, Voyeurythm and more, UK producer Ben Sun delivers a gorgeous blend of deep textures that hearken back to the golden era of NY and Chicago with his ‘Distant Messenger EP’ on Razor-N-Tape.

The A-side, ‘Transmission’ has all the vibey goodness of an early Strictly Rhythm record, while ‘Sable Sun’ scuba dives into Larry Heard territory with lush pad swells and squelching acid lines. On the flip, the emotive motion of ‘Tremors’ builds through hypnotic arpeggiated synths, a slow-rolling bassline and crystalline melodies, and the record finishes in proto-house territory with the Peech Boys era Larry Levan inspired ‘Red Light’. This EP may wear its influences on its sleeve, but it looks (and sounds) classy as hell.

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