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  • Release Date 2013-05-27
  • Label Kompakt
  • Catalog KOMPAKT264

Last years universally acclaimed full-length The Predicting Machine found musical mastermind and producing demigod JOHN TEJADA in full gearhead mode. Hunched over a plethora of synth modules, the LA-based sound wizard dug deep into the circuits and put together an expertly crafted album driving both lab rats and floor lizards in a glorious frenzy. Now, the puppet master returns with SOMEWHERE, a double headliner 12 relighting the fire and putting the beats where the mouth is.

Building on such classic bangers as Mono On Mono, Timebomb and especially Mind Bend (with Justin Maxwell), the A sides title cut SOMEWHERE dispatches a robot sleuth to hunt down the ghost in the machine: Im not really sure, where it comes from, says the voice, but it must be somewhere. However, what started as a simple recon mission quickly evolves into a deliciously pumping affair set for utter dancefloor destruction; fully equipped with razor-sharp percussion and hand-sanded hooklines, this beast of a track certainly knows its way around sweaty dancers.

The same premium production values can be found on ELSEWHERE, a slow-burning heartcore stepper hiding its massive bassline in full sight. Acting slighty more restrained than its sibling, the B side draws upon dusky chords and broad strokes of synth washes, but still refuses to take prisoners: a solid footing in booming kicks and sizzling hats allows for a resolute attitude when facing the hungry crowd. Once again, JOHN TEJADA ups the ante, delivering highly nourishing chows for your daily shellacking needs, with a powerful 12 that starts to nestlein your ears the very moment you drop the needle. Be electricity, my friend!


1) Somewhere
2) Elsewhere