Clip - Gebre EP
Released 9th December 2016
Clip Gebre EP Abstract Places Audio Ubiquitous Barcelona producer Edu Tarradas keeps on gaining a wellearned reputation as Clip. Tarradas was invited to the 2011 Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid and has provided vigorous releases to such labels as Discomaths, Struments, Classicworks and FINA White, where the pounding "Brotherhoood EP" was released to be supported by serious selectors as Ben Sims, Truncate, Anja Schneider, XXXY, Throwing Snow, Skream, Luke Solomon and Simon Baker. Now, Clip returns to action with the first release of his own imprint (along with fellow Barcelona producer Xixa) Abstract Places Audio. This Gebre EP confirms him as a true bass master in his own genre always providing emotional response to the floor twisting techno codes with a house groove with powerful basslines that are the spine of the development of the track. On these four new tracks, Tarradas shows many different faces as a producer and showing the influence of ambient and dub on his music. Although this is not strictly a club record, A side brings enough energy to keep the floor packed, always with a dark hint that keeps things coherent and make them rise over the average DJ tool. Risks taken in his 100% analogical live sets now pay Tarradas the reward of a more complete musicianship with more drama and deepness added to his compositions. Opener "Gebre" ("Rime" in Catalan) sets the mood: dark, acute techno from minute one with noisy frequencies that graze the track like airplanes over the dancefloor. Mysterious "Boira" ("Mist") mixes deep echoes with frozen ambient layers and distant clapping in a cinematic track. On the other side, "Miratge" ("Mirage") keeps on adding frozen and distant layers over a collection of brilliant beats that seem to grow and speed up endlessly. "Zud" closes the pack as an ambient track full of tension. Avoiding almost completely the influence of house that propelled his music in previous releases and adding a masterly dark tone, Clip excels in creating a coherent and haunting atmosphere in this debut EP from his new label. An excellent opener for a label that will become everyone's favourite.