Slideways presents its 12th installment with one of its edgiest EPs yet and features two spotlight tracks; ‘Skeptic’ and ‘Enceladus’.
The title track, ‘Skeptic’, is an eerie journey into darkness as a collaboration by Toronto based artists, Aerodroemme and OPL (aka Amber Long). The original combines rolling bass and percussion with a feeling of tension that builds into haunting sirens and horns. The outcome is nothing shy of a runaway train heading deep into the underground.
‘Skeptic’ is accompanied by a brilliantly interpreted remix by Rick Pier O’Neil (RPO) who is no stranger to these ominous sides of progressive and techno. He seamlessly takes the original parts deeper into the corners of the after-hours, as only he can do.
The Canadian duo’s second presentation, which is aptly titled ‘Enceladus’, continues into the shadows with a gritty percussive edge and another eerie, space-like soundscape. Again, something for the real 4am dance floor trip.
Closing out the release is a funkier version of ‘Enceladus’ by UK producer, Tripswitch. Making his Slideways debut, Nick Brennan gives this piece a new found presence and a warm summery glow. It’s the perfect alter-ego for the EP and will easily fit a variety of styles this upcoming season!
The ‘Skeptic’ EP is certainly not for the faint of heart and will shock the senses enough to throw you into the far reaches of the Slideways.