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ARTIST
TITLE
Empire In Decline/Third Piece
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
T2X 003EP T2X 003EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/17/2008

"Once again the Brussels' producer delivers the goods with two dirty, funked up prime techno cuts. Hot on the heels of the Casual Care EP this new two-tracker presents another example of Van Hoesen's highly personal approach to techno music. 'Empire In Decline' is fueled by relentlessly repetitive metallic percussion, providing the main rhythmic and melodic parts of the track. Strands of white noise try to escape the kick drum's pressure, expertly assisted by a pair of shuffling hi-hats. The precise shuffle of 'Empire In Decline' provides ample room for the funk to come out and wrap itself around your waist. Dark, dirty and destined for loud playback. 'Third Piece' develops a slightly different approach, presenting a gritty percussive approach that's at once menacing and inviting. It doesn't waste any time to get down to business, starting off with a full-on groove that builds and builds and builds. Halfway through the track there's a hint of a melody creeping in, sustained by a rolling bassline that pushed things ever forward. At all times a gritty percussive presence tends to break out of its cage, providing 'Third Piece' with a dose of highly-charged techno-funk tension. Lovingly mastered by Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Limited to 500 copies."