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Reviewed: Sam WOLFE drops a killer techno two-tracker on UMEK’s 1605

WOLFE’s “Prison Break” combines a solo production and a collaboration with Kreecher.

Reviewed: Sam WOLFE drops a killer techno two-tracker on UMEK’s 1605

UMEK and his label 1605 presents a new release from American artist Sam WOLFE who has become a mainstay of the imprint – following a recent EP made in collaboration with Rebel Boy.

This time, Sam WOLFE is back with a two-track EP that combines a solo production and a collaboration with Kreecher.

Kreecher has previously worked with Sam WOLFE on a track called Lebanon, which was released on Christian Smith’s Tronic, and he has also done work on other record labels, including Orange Records and Reload.

The YellowHeads label Reload is also a record label that Sam WOLFE has featured on in addition to others such as Phobiq, T-Minus Records and Senso Sounds – although UMEK’s 1605 has been the outlet for his last couple of releases.

We are told that Sam WOLFE’s latest one on 1605, titled “Prison Break”, has already picked up DJ support from Cosmic Boys, Joyhauser, Ramon Tapia and Spektre.

Prison Break is also the title of the lead track that features the spoken word vocals of Andrea Garcia, whose softly spoken tones add an unsettling tension. The chunky percussion and fizzing hi-hats are driven by the kick drums forward momentum and bassline’s pulsating energy. Things get euphoric in the trancey breakdown that produces spine-tingling suspense before unleashing its fury upon the dance floor with a mastered bass drop.

“1984” is the track made in collaboration with Kreecher, and it’s even more ferocious than the first with its percussion that rattles like a freight train and stabbing synth textures that make up the pounding groove. Bursts of melody float up from the depths until the epic breakdown provides a sudden moment of tranquillity before once again erupting with dramatic energy when the drums are reintroduced.

You can pick up a copy HERE.

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