Swiss city Berne may not be the first mainland European city you think of when someone throws the question "Name a hotspot for experimental bass music?" at you, but the city's newly established RE:ST label aim to change that. Founded by some of the people responsible for bringing the best of Bass music to Berne, the debut RE:ST release offers a platform for local talent Phrex and Cutkachi to shine and they certainly do, manning a side each and bringing their own distinct takes on club music between the 128-140 BPM range. Phrex leads the way with a killer exercise in fx laden sub heavy polyrhythms that wouldn't sound out of place on Deep Medi. The B Side veers into the grey zone between bass music and techno as Cutkachi flexes his 4/4 muscles with the stuttering late night deepness of "Moonlight".
- Juno Records
Underground vinyl movements right here, in the form of this hand-numbered and stamped 12″, catalogue number re:01.
Top of the disc, we find ‘Drumworks’ a 140bpm affair that does it’s name justice, heavily centred around the rhythmical pulse, with fine-tuned percussion juxtaposing over an elastic bassline, seemingly overriding it’s own time signature as it unfolds, sure to get the bones jiggling once deployed on a big soundsystem…
Flip it for a spaced-out, 128bpm roller by Cutkachi, with a stuttering 4×4 drum pattern juggling through ever-ascending pads, reminding of early Apple Pips releases from around ’08, slowed down for compatibility along your pick of garage, house or techno records.
A DJ plate for the vinyl-heads, this one comes limited as f*ck, so be quick.
released September 1, 2014