James Vernon - Tee Hee Hee (PRE-ORDER)
UZ-MI Records serves up more heat straight out of Windsor, and once again label founder James Vernon is behind the five fantastic originals.
Under his own name but also as part of Money House Club with co-founder Rick Silver and Second Move with Dario de Marco, Vernon has amassed a fine discography of cultured house and techno with an innovative, experimental vibe. His quality material keeps on coming on his newly formed UZ MI imprint with five previous outings on the label that picked up support from the likes of Fred P, Man Power, Carsten Jost, Duckett and many more.
First up is 'Darts', a fantastic nine minute techno opus that is deep, sparse yet heavy. Dubby chords and watery sounds detail this most firmly rooted of grooves. The darkly alluring 'Tee Hee Hee' is a raw and prickly cut with jacked up percussion but scuffed kicks and a low-key vibe that is perfect for gritty back room spaces.
The dystopian moods continue on 'Wave Back', but this time with more sci-fi melodies and molten chords adding colour to a low slung groove that slowly but surely gets you in a trance. It is the sound design and unusual textures that elevate these tracks above purely functional fodder, and that's the case on the more intense and direct 'I'm Leaving The House,' a manic bit of wormhole techno to blow your mind. Last of all, 'I've Had Enough' is all busted sounds, alien effects, urgent drums and otherworldly rave atmospheres.
EXPECTED OCTOBER 2020.