P-Ben - Under The Caps EP
Motech Records' second release of 2019 sees French artist P-Ben make a welcome return to the Motech fold with this powerful four-tracker ‘Under the Caps EP’. P-Ben has become a essential member of the Motech family with a number of releases and remixes for the label, in addition to releases on other great imprints such as Josh Wink’s Ovum and Detroit techno’s founding father, Kevin Saunderson’s KMS.
Title track ‘Under The Caps’ is an atmospheric, driving techno track, with heavy reverb and bass drops, guaranteed to shake the soul of the most jaded of ravers. It was in the late ‘90s that a young P-Ben started listening to The Wizard, Jeff Mills’ ground-breaking brand of minimal techno.
The remix of ‘Under the Caps’ is appropriately reworked by Italian artists, Subradeon. With recent releases on the Rekids label, this remix sees a return for the duo to Motech, the very label that released their debut EP back in 2016. Their remix perfectly encapsulates the Detroit techno energy: pulsing kick, repetitive claps, delicately layered with filtered synths and groovy organ stabs. Providing the dance floor with a heads down, techno work out at its best.
‘Sunny Warm’ with its percussive layered drums juxtaposed against a dark sub bass and menacing siren-esque synth will provide the perfect tool across a multitude of genres. While wrapping up the EP is the big room rave track, ‘Players’ that will guarantee arms-in-the-air aplenty.
This four track EP once again showcases label boss, Franki Juncaj’s (aka DJ 3000) ability in signing tracks that continue to positively evolve and enhance the Motech portfolio with bold techno productions that will stand the test of time.
'Under The Caps' EP by P-Ben is out now on Motech Records.