Its been a summer of glorious House Music for Ovum Recordings, but those of you more tempted by the darker arts will be happy to find that label chief Josh Wink has chosen to heat up our winter months with a return to Techno with a label debut from Portugal's, Steve Parker.
Over the last few years Steve's productions have seem him become a regular in the record boxes of the world's best. His work for labels including Quartz Music, Harthouse, Synewave and SCI+TEC have established him as one of the most in demand DJ/Producers of his home nation.
His deep and hypnotic sound, combining groove-heavy rhythms with a minimal-tech production style, sees Steve able to move effortlessly from sultry warm basement sounds to full on vicious arena moments. His debut three track selection for Ovum Recordings sees Steve realise a dream, to release on the label that has inspired him since his youth.
Having been throughly road-tested by Mr Wink, the "Escuro" EP provides the perfect example of Parker's talent. Lead cut "Intenstate" is a moody relentless number. Always teetering on the edge of boiling point. "Bodytrade" sees things bubble over. A romping heads-down groove. The title track "Escuro" returns the calm with its wonderful warm depth.
Huge Support From: Joris Voorn, John Digweed, Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer, Stacey Pullen, Christian Smith, Anja Schneider, Ambivalent, Kenny Larkin, Davide Squillace, Danny Tenaglia, Joel Mull, Miss Kittin, DVS1, Stephan Bodzin, Rolando, Marc Romboy, Ramon Tapia, Nicole Moudaber, and many more!