Release Date: 13th October 2017
The second release from FTP explores the sweet spot between Detroit Ghetto-Tech, Juke, and Jungle. The opening track, “Phonky No. 69,” is designed for maximum level booty dropping effect. It starts with a raunchy vocal hook over a booming electro beat, before unleashing nasty breaks, at which point the dance floor is guaranteed to pop off. Handle with care when deploying this bomb, the first release from DJ DR-660. The second track on the A side paces upward and into Juke territory. It fills up the sonic space with lush pads and crisp jungle breaks, before breaking down to thick Rhodes chords, in eternal Rashad fashion. The B side opens with a track from the mysterious newcomer Shadow Moses, who teases with some euphoric pads, before launching a massive lardossian missile that heads straight for the booty. The compilation closes with a electro beat executed with surgical precision and care, filled with hypnotic percussive elements and a life-affirming baseline. It was lovingly distilled and synthesized in Frankfurt directly from the Detroit source.
a1. Thinh - Yellow Brain
a2. DJ DR-660 - Phonky No. 69
b1. Shadow Moses - Phreeks
b2. C.D.N. - Bonus Beat
Released 18th August 2017
For the third installment of the FTP series, the tracks twist into darker genre territories. The compilation opens with Psygnosis, a nine minute acidic techno stormer beaming from the pineal gland of the reclusive New Zealand artist Matthew Brown. The track starts out with a simple hook, building intensity towards a crescendo of raining acid lines and 808 hi hats which resemble unsheathing swords, twisting form into hypnotizing insanity. On the B side, Draveng unleashes some comic mischief with Isogamous Skoliosapien, a frantic rave tune bursting out of the seams with jazzy drum hits and frantic chord stabs. It would be a good soundtrack for phantasms to dance to in a haunted place. Closing out the EP is the propulsive electro missile Nonstop, a track that whips into the air and spins like a jet powered boomerang. It is is the first release from the Finnish cyber-phreek Sansibar. Expect more to come from him in the very near future.
a1. Matthew Brown - Psygnosis
b1. Draveng - Isogamous Skollosapien
b2. Sansibar - Nonstop