TRU. - Porphyr EP
Underground Berlin duo TRU. return to Loot Recordings with a package of deep, analog-driven techno that includes remixes by Sascha Dive and Mira & Christopher Schwarzwalder.
TRU.’s debut release on this label, ‘Knick / Skalar,’ received widespread support from big hitters like Laurent Garnier, Kevin Saunderson and Claude Von Stroke, so their return is a welcome one that again confirms the pair are destined for big things.
The EP kicks off with the excellent ‘Porphyr’, a pounding analogue track that grooves along with a massive kick and grinding synths that create tension and haunting moments. An eerie, slow burning ambient ‘Intro Version’ is also included and is a perfectly atmospheric track that will open or close any set with real drama.
Remixing ‘Porphyr’ is Frankfurt’s Sascha Dive, a quality purveyor of the deep on labels like Cocoon Recordings, King Street and his own Deep Vibes. His less-is-more version is a hypnotic and deep tech house production that carries you away for seven-plus minutes of endless grooves and gentle synth melodies.
Next original ‘Trachyt’ is a real powerhouse that’s dominated by writhing synths and the punch of an 808 with claps, menacing synths and pattering toms all building to a peak before a breakdown allows the dancefloor to catch its breath. It then kicks back with a vengeance and will take any crowd to a higher energetic peak.
Berlin’s Mira & Christopher Schwarzwalder remix offers their own deep groove of perfectly programmed synths, effects and warm keys, with the result being something special for the late night moments of a Berlin club or the morning sunrise of Burning Man.
This is a another fantastic offering from TRU., surely one of the hottest pairs out there right now.
2. Porphyr (Intro Version)
3. Porphyr (Sascha Dive’s Down to the Dark Remix)
5. Trachyt (Mira & Christopher Schwarzwalder Remix)