Following the much anticipated debut single “Shawty” from Finnish producer Teeth (Matti Pentikäinen) on Oneman’s new 502 imprint, we have this strange named ban-ger B-side on an equally unusual sounding label; Noppa (run by Tes La Rok).
This tune is actually pretty similar to Shawty (that’s not a criticism cos it’s a proven formula); almost identical deep synth, swung shifty upbeat drum patterns, throbbing kicks, subby bass to get your nose tickling like you’ve had far too much caffeine and most of all those signature hi eq’d slapping/chopping accented percussive things (that’s a very poor description, I know!). 1:12 in is the climax, for me. Works a treat alongside its twin.
I’m quite intruiged by the other stuff this man has done under (what I assume to be) his real name Matti - “Aavaavaa” being one of the projects. It’s described as Dub/Spoken Word/Minimal.
In fact, the guy has a ridiculous number of aliases/commitments to groups - you only have to look on Discogs to see…
I just had to mention 502 Recordings somewhere, even though they’ve only had two official releases so far, they really are creating a scene in all senses!
Head honcho DJ Oneman rolled out 502-001 at the end of 2010 with Fis-T’s stupidly dark ‘Night Hunter’ (‘Deep Mover’ on the flip). There’s been so much hype about this tune, all over Rinse..everywhere, and understandably so. This is how to use gritty wobble to maximum effect, but it still avoids the cheesiness. It’s sold out pretty much everywhere (bar the odd overpriced stragglers on Discogs)
As I’m sure you’ll agree, the cut up horror/thriller genre video fits perfectly with the atmosphere of the whole thing. Itch it back no doubt! 55555 ina chatroom.
While I’m on about Fis-T, see what you think of this, those synths are overwhelming..title is ‘Bouncer’..I see where you’re coming from!
502-002 is Jay Weed, this is just personal preference but I’m not so into this one, however the video for the B-side ‘The Naos’ is genuis - the initial monkey meditating on music through headphones is truly inspired. Once the drop falls, it has a nice propulsion to it, funky, bongos, shoes and socks off biznis, tribal and very danceable. The Naos:
Now 502-003 is the new highly anticipated one. The original tune ‘Shawty’ (the flip will be the FaltyDL Rmx) by Teeth is exceptional and again, a really tasteful video, fits well. Mondrian eat your heart out. Back in the day when powershowers were something of a revolution, instamtics were badass and hair serum wasn’t welcome. 502 are digging the retro look, while keeping a totally fresh sound. The dutty moaning female vocals along with the chilled out synths give it a drugged out feel, but the combination of the driven beat and syncopated cutting snares keep this moving. wow!
Can anyone predict their next move? (don’t call the number above)