Forriner are Lee Forster (Last Waltz) and Oli Warriner (Traela). Having both previously released material under their respective projects on labels such as ESP Institute, Mule Musiq, Hhatri and World Unknown. The duo released their first offering on Futureboogie Recordings to great success, picking up airplay on BBC Radio 1. With material on Man Power’s – MeMeMe and a forthcoming release on Father & Son Records and Tapes, Poland.
Condor was the first on their new imprint “Forriner Music”. The release featured two Forriner originals whilst collecting remixes from underground heavyweights, Perseus Traxx and Frank Butters. Each release will feature original music and remixes from guest artistes as well as originals and remixes from the Forriner duo themselves, consisting of their influences past and present.
Label plan “ with no strict plan or theme. If we like it then we’ll release it.”
After their debut release, the ‘Condor EP’ was warmly received across the board earlier this year, garnering strong support from the likes of Andrew Wetherall, Laurent Garnier, Man Power, Sean Johnston, Medlar, and Horsemeat Disco, the duo are back with their second release on their fledgling ‘Forriner Music’ imprint and it see’s them once again setting their sights squarely on the dancefloor!
Opening track ‘In The B’ kicks off proceedings in no uncertain fashion. It’s 100% wall shaker material, the type of techno music best paired with strobe lights and towering speaker stacks. It mesmerises with its low-slung undulating bassline and Detroit rhythms before giving way to some riotous old school Essex stabs and sharp claps. No messing, this is a certified 3 AM red light burner!
Track 2 ‘Chocolate Biscuit’ accelerates proceedings! Beginning with unfussy drums and a robotic, bleep-heavy melody driving it off into a wonderfully off-kilter direction. Its arpeggio’d rhythms may be brutish and wrestle a growling sense of menace out of the track, but the overall feel, however, suggests considerable care and attention has been paid to make it sound this way. There’s clearly an uncommon musicality at play here to make something this complex feel so simple.
The BPM drops next on ‘Jenny’s Hall’ but from the offset, there’s enough funk and thrust in the motorised synth line to get bodies gently grooving without the beauty getting lost in the slower loop. This is blissed out, psychotropic techno – the kind of track where it feels like you’re floating and falling at the same time, but all the while making sure you still remain fit for purpose on the dancefloor.
Ian Blevins takes on remix duties this time and the Berlin-based DJ/producer offers up a sleek peak-time banger that fizzes, bubbles and percolates. He gives the rhythm on ‘Jenny’s Hall’ less space to swing and ties it to a tight motorik beat turning it into a slice of shiny, modern techno but with extra shoulder-checking force. Its vibe drawing from a sense of outsider-party fun with a wry smile, and a knowing wink running throughout before bringing the package to a suitably left of field crescendo.
Release Date – 20/07/18
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