Alex Coulton – Freefall on Bloc.
Due for release later this month is the second EP from fledgling label but long time curators of serious dancefloor tech – Bloc. As their return to festivals approaches (next month Bloc are back in Minehead doing what they do best), they’ve been dipping their toes with releasing music. So, in addition to their club Autumn Street over in that there London’s Hackney, the Bloc promoters are getting into the record business game.
The Manchester producer started his production career on well regarded Horizontal Ground and he’s been providing slick, deep edged tech since. From his “anonymous” début on HG he’s released on Tempa, Black Acre, 2nd Drop and Idle Hands, amongst others.
And that’s what Bloc present here on Freefall – two original cuts from Coulton on a deep, house edged, Berlin friendly vibe. Of the originals it’s Antagonise that’s really got it going on. But, Coulton’s tech flexings are just a tad overshadowed by Function/Inland’s brilliant remix of Freefall – it builds and rolls and you get totally lost in it without it ever feeling like it’s lacking punch for the ‘floor. Frankly, it’s great studio wizardy from Coulton, Sumner and Davenport.
Out February 23rd.