Genre/Influences: Minimal EBM, industrial-techno.
Background/Info: Belgian producer Ethan Fawkes is a busy bee who releases new EP’s on regular basis. “Voltage” was released on a small French label and features the title song plus two remixes.
Content: “Voltage” sounds in the purest tradition of Ethan Fawkes and is mixing elements of minimal EBM with rough and somewhat industrial-minded techno music. The song moves to a crescendo and is joined by some ghost-like and retro-sounding electronic sequences.
Remixes were accomplished by Da Productor (French producer) adding an acid dimension to “Voltage” and Demia E. Clash (Bosnia Herzegovina producer) transforming the original version into a hard-kicking techno piece.
+ + + : Ethan Fawkes moves on mixing EBM and techno music. He definitely has a unique sound, which might appeal to people from both music genres. The original version of “voltage” is not his best cut to date although it’s a punching version featuring simple, but cool and raw sequences driven by danceable vibes.
– – – : “Voltage” is not exactly revealing that much new. It’s just a new song plus two remixes by alternative producers. And I can imagine this work will be more successful in the wider fields of techno music instead of EBM dancefloors.
Conclusion: You’ll not be disappointed if you like the work of Ethan Fawkes, but you clearly will have to admit it’s not his best work to date.
Best songs: “Voltage – Original Mix”.