B2 Recordings welcomes Greek Techno pioneer Novatek onto its roster this February with the ‘Innerzone’ EP.
Savvas Georgiadis is a music producer from Thessaloniki, Greece and one of the pioneers of the techno scene in his country. His activities in electronic music started in 1992 and since then, Savvas, using various pseudonyms/projects, such as Dataman, Fujiyama, The Repeater, Neural Network, Interphaze and of course Novatek which he returns to here, has released music ranging from deep minimal techno to percussive tools, electro, and industrial/EBM. Here his latest offerings come via the burgeoning B2 Recordings, headed up by fellow Greek artist and DJ, Bengoa.
Up first on the package is ‘Beats Me’, fuelled by gritty dub stabs, dynamic 909 drums, a funk-infused bass lick and sporadic vocal chants before title-cut ‘Innerzone’ leads things down a more 90’s-tinged IDM path via off- kilter drums, sweeping atmospherics and wandering electronic funk melodies.
Opening the flip side is ‘Outta Here’, which returns to more dubbed out territories, fusing bubbling dub echoes with heavily swung organic drums, bright string lines and rumbling subs. ‘White Crash’ then rounds out the release on a deep house tip, bringing airy pad swells and shimmering piano keys into the limelight alongside resonant synth sequence and bumpy drums.