H-foundation & David Durango

“Paint It Black”

SFR038 scanZoom inLabelSupplement Facts
Cat. No.SFR038
Format12
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Review

As Guy Gerber’s new season ‘Wisdom Of The Glove’ party at Pacha Ibiza proceeds with unstoppable momentum, it would appear that the man of the moment still finds time to discover high quality, arresting releases for his Supplement Facts label. The latest EP, ‘Paint It Black’, comes courtesy of an electric collaboration that recently proved its worth on a remix for Alland Byallo’s ‘Bygones’ release for Thoughtless Music. USA based duo H-Foundation and Switzerland’s David Durango join forces on this tech house two tracker, which see’s the artists explore the more dissident edges of the genre. As ‘Surface’ opens, it’s the beautifully textured, hollow sounding percussion that immediately sets out to sculpt a sophisticated groove. While the bass note grunts with a sultry force, sporadic minor chords smatter the top end to disorienting effect and its vocal is reduced to a distant, impersonal articulation. ‘Canvas’ eases you in with a maraca-esque hi-hat swing, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this is simply a frivolous club track. As the production unfolds, the bass stabs get darker, dissonant twangs become more frequent and breathy, uncomfortable inhalations make for a real sense of foreboding. It’s this perfectly balanced layering, organic structure and an intuition that never loses sight of the dance floor that really demonstrates the production power at work within this collaboration.

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