Monday, July 2, 2012
Drumcode’s DC Ltd series is home to the seminal label’s more underground material. An outlet for the type of unfussy, primal music that has always been the underlying foundation of techno, but separated from the main brand in a way that is meant to highlight the continued importance of the true underground within a techno scene that has become less defined by it’s roots and more concerned with commercial success. Releasing infrequently and only available on limited edition vinyl, DC Ltd will feature contributions from Drumcode’s roster of artists alongside new signings and re-issues of never-before-on-vinyl Drumcode tracks.
Eyes Wide Open sees Fitzpatrick on typically bombastic form, albeit within the sparser framework of Drumcode Ltd, working up the pressure via chugging industrial rhythms, reverberating metallic frequencies and wonky harmonic keys in addition to Alan’s trademark heavy-funk vibes. Eyes Wide Shut retains all the same musical elements with the exception of the ride cymbals and the main stab sound being fully closed; providing a dryer, tighter alternative that some DJ’s may find gives the track a more workable dynamic within their sets.
A. Alan Fitzpatrick – Eyes Wide Open
B. Alan Fitzpatrick – Eyes Wide Shut
The release is available now from all good record stores including Juno Records and Decks. You can listen to the preview samples via the Soundcloud player below.
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