Los Angeles producer CHRLS X returns to Water Bear Records for his second release, the EP titled 'Stereo Sweat' which embodies some of the most classical techno sounds from days gone by, brought back and brought up for today's standard. The track title, 'Stereo Sweat' is nothing short of big. Deeply enrapturing, the tune hits with a clean, heavy, rolling bass line that accompanies the high energy percussions and clever, gritty synth harmonies. With a pluck driven lead, and some very unique pads backing the main entree, 'Stereo Sweat' comes across feeling incredibly tribal.
CHRLS X continues this primal, tribal feeling techno with his second track on the EP, 'Alley Way'. Combining the hard hitting bass with a rhythmically driven ride, 'Alley Way' goes over the top with its explosive, wobbly low end. Mellow, gated pads tucked into the background add to the ambience and its dark, modulated bell lead paired to the high energy percussion give this track a very heavy, trance inducing vibe.