- Release Date 2016-11-14
- Label Tessier-Ashpool Recordings
- Catalog TAR015
Swiss cousins and cycling enthusiasts Nicolas Incerti & Joachim Konrad, PKA La Vie C'est Facile or LVCF, began as party promoters and local DJ's - their ears finely attuned to emerging new UK sounds, their time devoted to evangelizing and spreading said sounds across the clubs, apartments, basements and gardens of their native Biel/Bienne via their trademark DIY parties. 2015 saw them releasing their aptly-titled "Fun Zone" EP – a grime- and cuica-laden, ebullient and highly musical workout. 2016 sees them deepening the scope of their nimble dissection of dance music with their Tessier-Ashpool Recordings debut single, "Dunk 86".
A portentous creature at first, "Dunk 86" begins with jacked-in sound design, heavy industrial sound collage, and a chilling two-to-three-note melody which rarely resolves (and is no less unsettling even when it does). As an ever-present metronomic chord pulse sustains the tension throughout, release is granted in the form of the explosive ballet of driven kicks and crunchy found sounds chain- reacting. With its own bespoke, cyberized hype man hardcoded in, it's almost hard to believe that this beastly sensory tenderizer started as a fun throwback track about the cousins' shared passion for basketball, and shared birth year of 1986.
Accompanying track "Human Simulator" unfolds in similar fashion, deviating only in being a higher-contrast affair – the sub-zero climate of its drum sections being at times usurped by paradisiac pad clusters of serotonin-boosting warmth.