Format: 12" Vinyl
Time for the next instalment of our wax releases, DJ W!LD brings his Trans Europe Express to Roushlabel and it will be only the third release to feature a vinyl option as well as digital. The EP comes with three original tracks and remix from none other than Hanfry Martinez.
‘Half Way’ opens the release with an unexpected hint of rainy-day, coffee shop Jazz. The creative underbelly of the track is a culmination of long strings, emotive keys, Vinyl crackle and a cleverly cut vocal sample from an interview with Mobb Deep. Beyond that, the track exhibits pumping drum patterns, a subtle yet groovy sub and progressive layers of percussion as the record advances. A unique and truly special piece of music.
‘Trans Europe Express’ has a driven, locomotive feel to it. Rattling hats, punchy kick drums and a bright bassline team up with hints of acid and yet more creative, analogue sampling within the breaks. Another massively exclusive creation from DJ W!LD, showcasing his ability to put the ‘art’ back into ‘artist’.
Next up, ‘Peecome’ brings an 80’s-inspired vibe. The sentimental sounds of Roland’s original TR-808 and reminiscent sampling are laced with a powerful 4x4 beat in places and deconstructed for more of a swung rhythm in others. Carrying on the trend of the undeniably talented thought process when it comes to the arrangement and offering something truly different, capable of really turning some heads and pleasing the purists.
Lastly, Hanfry Martinez’s remix of ‘Trans Europe Express’ takes a deep dive into the rapidly growing realm of underground deep/minimal house. Dreamy pads pierce through a rough and ready combo of thudding kicks, arpeggiated synth lines, vocal cuts and of course a gritty,
attitude-laden sub bass factor. A solid roller with plenty of individual personality!
DJ W!LD’s ‘Trans Europe Express’ EP (inc. Hanfry Marinez Remix) is proudly presented by Roushlabel.
A1 Trans Europe Express
B1 Half Way
B2 Trans Europe Express