Homeboys Mass Prod and Rufus, under the new Nightdrivers moniker, deliver Driveways, their first ever full EP, a floor-shaking four tracker on the beloved Bosconi Records, a label at the forefront of house and techno made in Italy.
Driveways is the manifesto of Nightdrivers ́ raw esthetic, a blend of roughness, techno urge, Cabinet Records classicism and funky subtleness, wasted landscapes, darkness and sci-fi grotesque.
The A1, named after the release title, is a summer techno drive, or a ride through a hot landscape in central america, as the notes of marimba suggest. The subtle but crackling low toms reverb dictates the driving tempo, while the chasing hats warn of a night which is likely to be dirty and sweaty. Ready 2 Glow opens with an enlightening synth note softly spreading through the air. It`s the after-hour call, the quietness before a new storm, which is about to boost and bring to surface the spastic contradictions of the drug-based soul liberating after-hour scene.
Corners goes funk, the quirky and rugged bass line lays at the core of the groove. Above, we hear a multitude of spooky sounds and samples ranging from flying saucer sonic surges to playful stabs and bongo madness. The obsessive vocal echo, manipulated according to the abuse of different drugs, is a clear indication of that. Alza Pure Quanto Vuoi is almost taken as it was firstly conceived during a jamming session. It`s twisted, swinging, it breaks the scheme of groove flowing as the tempo suddenly escapes to a faster pitch, jacked out mad tool in perfect f**ed up ND style…so are you ready for an easy ride?
Written & Produced by Martino Marini & Niccolò Daniel Rufo @ Mass Hypnosis Research Lab – Berlin
℗ & © Bosconi Records 2013