Following straight on from Alphahouse41, Butane doubles up on his Alphahouse imprint to deliver yet another pair of intricately programmed cuts.
2016 is proving to be a massively productive year in the studio after his move from New York toSan Francisco last year. With this string of new releases, Rasse has truly demonstrated hisvast aptitude as both an accomplished artist, but also in identifying emerging talent for hisflourishing Alphahouse and Little Helpers imprints. Having touched down recently on MoanRecordings alongside his own labels already this year, and with music on the way on JamieJones Hottrax, Dubfire's SCI-TEC and the Fact Barcelona crew's Yakazi, the renownedproducer is quite simply on a roll as we move steadily towards the New Year. Up next is an EPon his Alphahouse imprint, Imperfections; another two-track release brimming with quality.
The opening cut Hey takes on a familiar aesthetic for which Rasse has become well known;employing a series of shuffling hi-hats, rich synth stabs and grooving drums which lock thelistener into dancefloor hypnosis. Delicate instrumentation ensures that a certain suspenseeffortlessly unfolds despite its deceptively minimal makeup. "The simplest tracks are often thehardest ones to get right" he says. And here, get it right he does.
On the flip, title track Imperfections raises the tempo and combines rolling, organicpercussion patterns, tightly programmed rhythms, a distorted, manipulated synth and rumblingsub tones to produce an infectious, heady groove that drives the production through itsimpressive eight and a half minute duration.