Release Date: June 2021
Blurring the lines between UK techno, bass and breakbeat, Out of Sorts present their first release, The Crescent VA. Despite being newcomers on the scene, the Bristol-based label pulls in five artists who are by no means newcomers themselves. With respective releases spanning across the likes of Scuffed, Gestalt, Homage and SPE:C, the artists on board create a release brimming with inventive, low-end dancefloor pressure.
THIS SIDE Setting the pace from the off, Will Hofbauer's sub-fuelled opener combines shadowy vocals with a rumbling low-end. Tucked away in his arsenal since 2018, JBU ‘18 is an example of Will’s impressive versatility. Farr's Bassline Interferometry further flattens the gas pedal with intricate percussion orbiting around a chest-rattling bass to form a delectable peak time groove. With a strong release on Vienna Underground Traxx and more in store for this year, Farr is definitely one to keep an eye on.
THAT SIDE Dyslecta announces himself here with Engram. A bouncy, rhythmic affair with rich sub-bass and FX-fuelled vocals that wouldn't go amiss in the heights of the rave era. An Avrin has put his unique style to use on labels like SPE:C and Scuffed Recordings. That same quirky style is showcased with Smug. Fizzing with inventive energy and clever sound design, the track is guaranteed to leave an impression on listeners. To see out the EP Bobo steps up with Sin, a spaced-out number that dips its toes into jungle territory. The closing cut is ethereal and in parts melancholic, without sacrificing its dancefloor DNA.
With early support from DJs including Chris Farrell (Idle Hands), Danielle (NTS), Emerald (Rinse) and Tom Ravenscroft (BBC Radio 6 Music), and worldwide distribution by Lobster Distribution, Out of Sorts' first venture firmly sets the tone for future endeavours.
a1. Will Hofbauer - JBU '18
a2. Farr - Bassline Interferometry
b1. Dyselecta - Engram
b2. An Avrin - SMug
b3. Bobo - Sin
Release Date: 1st July 2022
Following the success of their sold out inaugural release, Out of Sorts present their second vinyl release, Farr’s Wide Eye.
With Farr’s Bassline Interferometry becoming synonymous with the success of the first release, it only felt right to invite him back for his first full vinyl release, joined by Canadian artist, Ciel, on remix duties. For Wide Eye, the Vienna-based artist sets out on three new dancefloor excursions, each featuring his customary delicate melodies and complex percussion, whilst scouring different corners of the club music continuum.
The release starts with title-track Wide Eye, a deep piece of post-grime club bass which weaves a moody atmosphere between spacious vocals and rattling percussion, wrapped around a menacing acid line which cuts through the space to create a claustrophobic finish.
Reticle is a full-throttle club workout where warped bass, gunshots, rewinds, and rave-tinged vocals are all on the table, nestled amongst relentless percussion which bounces between razor sharp two-step, speed garage and dubstep sequencing. A tool for full dancefloor destruction.
Give Me Shelter takes a step away from the weightier side of things, showcasing how easily Farr’s customary rhythmic programming and sound design can be applied to a myriad of different genres. A delicate melody and deliciously colourful bassline are joined by a hypnotic vocal sample and intricate synth work to create a slice of peak-time euphoria.
Ciel has become known for her musical storytelling, and she rounds off the release in usual style with the Give Me Shelter ‘Safe Harbour’ mix. A cheeky irresistible lead melody and Balearic style percussion coalesce with airy synths to leave a sweet taste in the mouth.
a1. Farr - Wide Eye
a2. Farr - Reticle
b1. Farr - Give Me Shelter
b2. Farr - Give Me Shelter (Ciel's Safe Harbour Mix)