Only a few years ago an unknown producer released his inaugural track which flew up the Resident Advisor and Beatport charts, something usually done by an experienced producer under a fresh alias. Sable Sheep however cut his teeth in the heavy metal scene and his heavy percussive house pays tribute to the likes of Slipknot and Bury Your Dead. In a mere two years the German newcomer has played major events including Barcelona's Sonar and ADE in the Netherlands. His work has been championed by the likes of Marco Carola, Matthias Tanzmann, Luciano and Loco Dice as well as emerging on the catalogues of Moon Harbour, Be As One, Defected and now the latter's sub-imprint DFTD with this release. 'Constitution EP' employs the energetic tactics increasingly associated with the German's work and the title track is an avid demonstration by layering a groovy hook, soulful lyrics and looped wailing vocals. Next up is 'Fool's Patron', a dark rhythmic percussive monster and exemplary of the producer's knack for crafting high-energy techy rollers. 'Crop-eared' is a gloomy number pulsing with a diverse range of melancholic synths and floating keys to make for a hypnotising number packed with vigorous thudding kicks. Last in this four track release is 'Redemption', holding uncanny similarities to the man's metal routes by teasing in with arpeggiated notes and weighty off beat kicks before the track is consumed by decadent chords which resemble a metal riff. The result is heavy.
Sable Sheep 'Constitution EP'
2. Fool's Patron
Written & Produced by Tillman Cremer
Published by Edition Moon Harbour/Freibank Publishing
P&C 2013 Defected Records Limited dba DFTD