Northern Powerhouse - Northern Powerhouse (PRE-ORDER)
With some people describing the sound as being like older D-JAX UP Releases (albeit at a less frantic pace) according to We’re Going Deep founder, Placid, Northern Powerhouse make house and techno “for when the over compressed sound of today’s music gets too much.” Previous releases have gained support from esteemed music aficionados such as Laurent Garnier, Colin Dale, Severino Panzetta, Bill Torres, and Snuff Crew, among others, though at the time of writing, this one has remained under wraps until now.
“Kes Fingers” hammers an array of rhythm devices as Perseus Traxx and Alex Handley record a live take, venting frustration shortly after discovering that tests delivered for a previous release had been cut at the wrong speed. The second take overdubs snarling and grizzly analogue bass, and that’s it, you’re back in the room and it’s time to flip the wax.
“A Lot Of Letters” throws out some distorted and strange tones an unremembered dusty old percussion machine, weaving pitch and distorted bass about, until it gives way to thin and moody arpeggiation and more effect soaked percussion. These tracks, like their others, are made for dark rooms with low ceilings and loud systems, as Downfall regulars can attest.
With the label screen printed by hand, this Northern Powerhouse release covers both sides of the vinyl.