Seth Troxler

“Aphrika Ep”

WLM02 scanZoom inLabelWolfandlamb Music
Cat. No.WLM02
Orders fromWed, 14 Jan 2009
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Following escapades in the digital world, Wolf + Lamb’s second release on vinyl comes from the mighty Seth Troxler with the ‘Aphrika’ EP. ‘Aphrika’ is sensual and hypnotic, armed with a rhythmic male vocal and doused in mystery. Over the past year, Seth Troxler has climbed into the boxes of DJs worldwide, set dancefloors writhing with pleasure and made his mark on some of the best labels on the planet. All before hitting a quarter of a century. Owing much to his upbringing in Detroit, where his creatively minded parents and friends allowed his imagination to roam free, Troxler is carving out a niche sound and reputation for unabated creations. Troxler takes on remix duties for the second half of the EP. In his own words, “Nicolas Jaar is one of the most talented minds dance music is about to see develop", and Jaar’s ‘The Student’, proves him to be a fellow youth with abundant talent. Seth’s take is a late night performer to send shivers through the night, explosively percussive and teasingly seductive. Born in NYC, Nicolas Jaar relocated to Chile during his early years and inspired by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos he started to produce at just 14 years old. His productions now with organic influences, experimenting with the original techno sound.

WLM02 in the media “If 2008 was the year that people finally became aware of Seth Troxler, 2009 will likely be the year that they'll likely fall in love. Quick with a quote, an adept DJ and a hugely talented producer to boot, why wouldn't you? Here, Troxler extends the young Wolf + Lamb imprint's winning streak to two with a stunner of a track that borrows Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman" to place over a low-slung house groove that crawls its way into your ears slowly, but insistently. With blasts of synth flowing out seemingly each and every time Angelou intones the word "phenomenally," and the poet's self-image treatise the sort of thing that should make just about anyone feel sexy on the dance floor, it's almost surprising to see that Troxler didn't break out his Sex Trothler alias for its release. On the flip, Troxler takes Nicolas Jaar's "The Student" and gives it the sort of murky treatment that we've come to expect from Villalobos these days. It's not quite as obtuse, and you can perhaps credit the atonal piano line that plinks over top of things for that. But, at its core, it's the sort of minimal techno that is strikingly rare. Stuff that'll have you checking your stereo and its EQ settings to make sure they're correct, your feet to find out why they can't stop moving and your brain to make sure it hasn't leaked all the way out of your head.”

Tsugi Mag (France): “Seth Troxler propose sans doute ce qui se fait de mieux en matière de house à Detroit depuis Moodymann. Confirmation avec deux titres mystiques, “Aphrika” et son groove enveloppé dans des nappes cotonneuses, et le remix rêche et raffiné du “Student” de Nicolas Jaar.”

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