Low Tape, a rising star from Russia, is one of the producers currently making a name for himself while championing the recently refreshed electro sound. Finding a home for his newest “Walking the Streets” EP on London’s Of Paradise imprint, a label with a focus on the tougher side of electronic music, the Russian producer effortlessly squeezes into their limited but already distinguished catalogue. Blending heavy hitting drums, lo-fi textures and acid lines, Low Tape is right at home amongst cohorts Trudge, Baltra, Shedbug and others who have made an appearance on the label.
Our premiere today is the A2 and is aptly titled A Day of Electrical Revolution. This uptempo jam is made strictly for the late night dancefloor. Hard hitting kicks and a saw-y bassline are the backbone of this rave-inspired jam which would be a perfect fit for a big old warehouse. Squelchy synth lines and deep, textured atmospheres bring a euphoric energy, curiously bringing back memories of some old psytrance records, not the first time we’ve noticed this in recent productions. As music goes in cycles and sounds of yore are often recycled, this natural amalgamation of the old and new is to be expected, and, more often than not is also quite refreshing.
If you’re a fan of electro, techno, acid, lo-fi and beyond, this is an EP that is destined to be in your bag for quite some time. Get it directly from the label’s Bandcamp.