Genre/Influences: Minimal-EBM, techno-body music, electroclash.
Background/Info: This production is the meeting between 2 artists from different generations. Gavin Bucktrout aka Formshift is hailing from The Netherlands and is dealing with electronic music since he was a young teenager (getting mainly involved into hardcore productions). Dirk Da-Davo aka Neon Electronics (and of course one of the Neon Judgement members) could have been Gavin’s dad and is an artist we no longer have to introduce.
Dirk likes to join hands with younger talents and after his experience with Radical G he renews the experience together with Formshift.
Content: “Crash” is a great single based on minimal techno-body vibes. The work is carried by great and menacing bass lines while there’s a delicious vintage electro style running though the sequences. Dirk’s vocals have been produced in a kind of fragmented style. It sometimes sounds a bit like samplings, but it creates a perfect match with the raw loops.
+ + + : Great underground dance vibes driven by excellent bass lines and a refreshing ‘retro’ touch on top.
– – – : Two songs is not that much to get a good idea of a band’s potential, but let’s hope that this is just a teaser before more new work.
Conclusion: “Crash” and “Overtime” both are pretty comparable cuts revealing a kind of visionary sound of electroclash for the future generations.
Best songs: “Overtime”, “Crash”.