Drumcode continues a marathon year with three-track Alan Fitzpatrick landmark [EP Review]
Drumcode has been in the business of precedent-setting techno throughout 2014. Label stalwart Alan Fitzpatrick is back this month to keep Adam Beyer’s unsinkable ship afloat with the follow-up to January’s Tetra EP, flaunting a trio of assorted gems from his proven studio getup to seal an impeccable year from the British heavyweight.
Namesake EP track “Turn Down The Lights” sees a softer and more house-orientated Fitzpatrick take the stage, one with as much melodic resonance and ascending energy as we’ve come to expect from his original productions to date. The chugging and swelling of “Organic” is sure to resonate more fondly with fans of old of the diverse producer, leaving “The Catalyst” to go full circle with a tense and mechanically apexing finale to another well-oiled offering on home soil.
Offerings like this are wholeheartedly indicative of not only how solid the label’s grasp on the future of techno remains, but how comfortably Fitzpatrick still sits among Drumcode’s ever expanding arsenal of talents.