After a little hiatus to get our summer releases lined up, Plus Plus is back with Remove Hyphen to kick off the changing seasons! Remove Hyphen once again shows off New Yorks stripped down approach to techno while keeping it it thick with a touch of elegance to round it off.
Remove Hyphen opens up with the driving groove of Physically-Attracted. Featuring chunky chords and a wobbly bassline, Physically-Attracted is precise and to the point with ethereal vocals floating overtop.
On remix duties for Physically-Attracted we have Black Suit who takes the original and transforms it into a hypnotic house affair. Combining organic percussion hits with a drum machine driven groove, Black Suits remix pushes from start to finish to create a post peak time dance floor filler.
Sub-Aquatic shows off the more subdued side of Remove Hyphens writing talents. Still maintaining that signature machine engineered drum groove, Remove Hyphen shows off her sound design talents with lush pads pulling the groove back to create a tender vibe thats perfect for warming up that dance floor.
Black Suit is back again to remix Sub-Aquatic, taking the tender vibes of the original and twists it into a dark techno driven excursion. Taking notes from early breakbeat, Black Suit creates a thick broken beat with a bassline that accentuates the back end of the groove. The main synth line is evolving over the course of the track with the top notes being dubbed out to creating a foreboding atmosphere.
Label head Jason Bay is back once more to take a stab at Sub-Aquatic, and the resulting remix is unlike anything hes put out to date. Taking the main running synth line while creating a sharp drum groove around it, Jason builds up the tension through the intro only to release it as a dark syncopated drum beat that builds up once more with melancholy vocals and a deep, brassy synth line that swells and builds underneath.
Remove Hyphen gets fat and chunky with Finger-Print Red. A deep, throbbing bassline is the focal point of Finger-Print Red, with a drum machine driven groove pushing the track. A sublet synth line is present throughout, creating a bed for all the drums and bass to dance around. As the groove establishes itself and locks you in, some distant dubbed out synth stabs start to float in, hanging over the top of the track. With the bass throbbing the drums pushing, the track comes to its conclusion just as subtle as its introduction.
Rizzo remixes Finger-Print Red and he goes straight for the jugular on this one! A throbbing drum groove with a classic saturated bassline sums up Rizzos take on this one. Swirling synths sit in the background while bouncy synth stabs punctuate the breakdown before the drums come back thick and heavy.