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ARTIST
TITLE
Rumburak/Sarahtov Airlines Remixed (Matt John & Barem Rmx)
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SENDER 079EP SENDER 079EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/13/2008

"Sender once again draws its circle wider, welcoming two artists making their first appearances on the label. Argentina's Barem and Berlin's Matt John each tackle tracks by Benno Blome, putting their own unmistakable stamps on Benno's dark, slightly sinister brand of techno. Having moved to Berlin recently, Barem (Mauricio Barenbuem) has risen fast since he began releasing on the Unfoundsound netlabel in 2005, developing a slinky, percussive style on releases for labels like Foundsound and Minus. On his remix of Benno's 'Rumburak,' he goes deeper than usual, twisting the original into a weirdly funky low-end monster, as gnarled as the branches of a haunted tree. The LA singer Big Bully is the star of the show: what were merely whispers in Benno's track have become a full-fledged assault of soulful growls and croons. A huge, heaving bass line pushes the track forward as the soundfield fills with dry, staccato drums and dubbed-out drones. Talk about a powerful slab of funk. Benno, Barem and Bully, we like the way you move. On the flip, Matt John takes on Benno's 'Sarahtov Airlines.' Remaining faithful to the contours of the original, Matt keeps the track's signature bleeps, folding them into a long, spiraling groove. Clanging cymbals and crisp handclaps reference an old-school vibe, but everything else comes straight out of Matt's alternate universe: swirling voices, weird whoops and squeals, warped percussion."