Dense & Pika to release ‘Colt’ EP on Hotflush
Although Dense & Pika, the duo made of UK producer Glimpse and Hypercolour co-founder Alex Jones, first made waves releasing a series of white labels on their own Dense & Pika label, they’ve shot even further into recognition with the help of Scuba’s Hotflush label over the course of the last half year. First releasing the Crispy Duck EP and later the Move Your Body Back EP, the duo has quickly established themselves as purveyors of punching techno — making music often both gritty and industrial. On their latest Colt EP, due out October 14th, the four originals serve as more of a tour through dance music subgenres than previous releases. “Colt” is lighthearted piano house, while “Black Deep” and “Vomee” serve up a healthy offering of diabolical techno flare fit for the darkest corners of Berghain. The final track, “Airless,” was recorded live in one take with percussionists, woodwinds, and modular synths, throwing a wrench in anyone’s suspicions that Dense & Pika could easily be pigeonholed.