Click Box

“Wake Up Call”

MINUS77 scanZoom inLabelMinus
Cat. No.MINUS77
FormatEXCL12"E
Orders fromWed, 12 Aug 2009
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Review

Click Box have fast become a permanent fixture in the Minus firmament, personifying the subtle shifts that are taking place within the scene as the label expands its repertoire and broadens its horizons to incorporate emerging artists from all over the globe. Already on to their second Minus release of 2009, So Paulo DJs/producers Marco AS and Pedro Turra immediately pick up where they left off with the roving bass and pumping rhythm section of Wake Up Call doing exactly what it says on the tin. As with the first EP, the oscillating synth patterns continue to dominate proceedings, painting neon shapes in the darkness before another delicious robotic sequence shifts the atmosphere by introducing a moroder-esque vibe complete with twisted disco bleeps. Its just another example of how Click Box have honed their sound since their debut I&T release through a finely crafted mixture of proto-house, electro and techno, to create a distinctive hybrid thats fast becoming their own. There is something reassuringly familiar about the fat basslines and classic old school sequences they use but its their innovative approach to sound design and the adrenalin rush of their arrangements that allows them to connect the past and the future with such authenticity. Moving on, Nebula extends the party vibe with a funk-infused hihat pattern taking hold while a moody, throbbing bass pulse stalks the undergrowth. More modulated madness ensues as the wasp like synth melody twists and morphs to distraction, blooming and fading as the beats motor forward. Acidic overtones continue to dominate during the intro to Room before the boys let fly with another lethal snare line and a flurry of sliding bleeps. The tight interplay between the drum parts and bass patterns is a constant theme throughout these tracks but its the musical sensib ility of the outrageous sounds and shapes they use that really captures the imagination as you drift further into their cleverly mapped-out arrangements. The e

MINUS77 in the media

Dance Department Worldwide: “My favourite guys from Brasil are on fire again! Thanks for this release , Dance Department will feature one of the tracks in next week's show. Hard to choose! As all the tracks have their own footprint and soundscape's. But always funk , the Click Box funk!”

DIVERSIONS radio: “These are an extremely fun packed collection of tracks to listen to, but by no stretch of the imagination are they light weight in substance - on the contrary, lots of cleverly crafted and exciting synth patterns diced with robotic sequences are the order of the day here - BLUE BOX is my fave overall - well done!”

Fabian Birke | WOMR 92.1 FM: “That record defiantly got the Minus drive. Headbanging music with Nebula being my favorite track. Minus electronic music at its best. The guys from Click Box did a great job. would ride the "S-Bahn" all day long with music like that.”

Isaac Owen: “S Bahn and Room will be getting played by me! Rooms wonky synth will send our crowd at micron allover the place”

Johan Nilsson | Di.fm: “Classy stuff! Will support whole EP in our Minimal Channel.”

Mathias Schaffhuser: “Danke fr den link und das vinyl”

Timo Maas: “Hi my name is steve parry - i am managing promos for timo maas (and dave seaman) i think timo will like wake up call, nebula and s bahn.. i have forwarded to him”

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