Rising from the south coast UK techno scene, Rich Jones has been mastering his sound for nearly a decade. Producing hardy, hypnotic techno for labels such as Reset Robots Roomba Music and Alan Fitzpatricks 8-sided Dice label he has found his productions been played by the likes of Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, Adam Beyer, Slam and Funk DVoid to name but a few.
His Soma 306 debut begins with Depthcharge, an instantly grabbing warehouse vibe emphasised by a falling synth over a solid sub-bass foundations. The concrete roots of the track are supported by a horn-like melody which explodes into a mainroom techno workout.
Sasha Carassi adds weight to a similar rhythmic progression and desends into the tougher side of techno. Introducing some of his own vocal stabs he turns Depthcharge into a voluminous monster.
On the final track of the EP, Complex 001, Rich Jones develops deep and steady synth stabs with delicate additions that play off the underpinning groove. Percussive swells join a distant and pitching pad giving powerful drive to an already alluring track. This has already been getting massive support from label bosses Slam.
Anticipate expeditious dance floor reactions with this EP; to the point, and most certainly dance floor focussed.