- Release Date 2019-05-31
- Label Moonlight Records
- Catalog MNL035
In his true fashion the EP showcases his ability to tackle any sound from across the spectrum of dance music with two new tracks that combine influences from techno, electro, house, and prog.
'They Don't Love U' is dark, menacing tech-house with a hypnotic, snare-driven groove and room-shaking kick drums. Faint synth notes linger in the background setting the mood, while a deep bassline and a distorted voice speaking the line 'they don't love you' fuel an aura of suspense.
'Octagon' takes cues from the new wave of electro that's emerged in recent years, combining progressive melodies with percussion reminiscent of classic drum machines. A thick, unrelenting layer of tightly packed crisp snares, kicks, and hi-hats pays homage to the classic sound, while D'Void's chord progressions take it in a new modernized direction.
The EP features remixes to both tracks done by artists who are garnering international attention in their own right.
Calgary-based artist Kloves plunges 'They Don't Love U' deeper into techno territory by putting the original's haunting melodies and vocal samples over a stripped down, kick-drum driven design. Hints of acid house line the track with squelchy, bass-heavy distorted notes that match the steady drive of the beat.
Sydney-based producer Anthony Fade also opts for an acid driven rendition on his remix of 'Octagon.' From the beginning this track charges into action with a bawdy, four-on-the-floor kick, a wall of acidic notes, and supporting percussion that at times is reminiscent of break beats. This remix marks Fade's first appearance on Moonlight Records.
Longtime fans of Funk D'Void will instantly recognize the stylistic variety of his first full Moonlight Records release, while new listeners will undoubtedly gravitate to its unique takes on two of modern underground dance music's staple genres.
Words by Jonathan Crane