Its been quite some time since we saw an original SCI+TEC release from label chief Dubfire. In fact we have to look back to the earliest days of the label and 2009's 'Rabid'. Whilst we have seen selected remixes over the past couple of years for the likes of Hideout, Planet E and Minus, plus a brace of co-productions with Oliver Huntemann for his Ideal Audio imprint, it has been, by his own admission, too long since we were treated to new material from the Persian producer.
"You know, whilst the old adage of too much time on the road has played a part, its mainly down to having not been completely happy with the ideas that were or weren't happening in the studio" says Dubfire. "You simply can't just magic up creativity. All you can do is build an environment where it can hopefully thrive, see where its takes you and nurture it."
The past two years has seen a number of ideas gradually take shape. Not putting himself under pressure to complete, and taking the time to go back and forth on the production process has also allowed Dubfire to address another issue. "It was important for me not to repeat myself with each project. To keep everything sounding as unique and autonomous as possible."
SCI+TEC bring you the first of this new breed of Dubfire productions and kick things off with the first of the tracks to be completed, "OCTVS." Whilst we are treated to the trademark muscle of the kick-drum, its the groove and sheer level of 'funk' that immediately grabs you on the lead cut. Its warm pulsating bassline is countered by its piercing and cascading sirens. This is primetime Dubfire fare.