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ARTIST
TITLE
The Black Tekno EP
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
LWYF 002EP LWYF 002EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/30/2011

"Love What You Feel returns with a new release by Chicago native and half of Africans with Mainframes (Mathematics Recordings/Creme Organization), Noleian Reusse. The tracks on this record mostly eschew an easy four-on-the-floor rhythm in favor of raw, jacking beats. Using an all-hardware setup, Noleian banged out all new tunes especially for this five track EP. The machine funk runs wild from the jump-off, sometimes exotic, sometimes abstract, and sometimes banging, but never typical. The cuts on this record are versatile enough to fit into both techno and house sets, and there is even a dubstep-esque track that will have crossover appeal. Aside from his infrequent but memorable releases, Noleian is known for his eclectic and energetic DJ sets, a style he has been developing since the early '90s when he would regularly check out DJ Rush and Armando at classic Chicago venues like Medusa's and Shelter as well as the loft party scene where cats like Derrick Carter and Diz ruled. Years spent listening to WKKC and WNUR (where he would later host a radio show alongside AwM partner Jamal Moss), digging in shops like Importes and Gramaphone, as well as time spent in Warzone studios with Van Christie all added to his varied tastes. His sets feature many genres of music; disco, industrial, techno, house, pop music, and more all meld together to form his take on the style he calls 'Black Tekno.' His productions combine the vibes from those styles into one distinctive blend."