Bawrut – 4x4 12"
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Label Ransom Note
Format 12" Vinyl
Bawrut has had an amazing couple of years. Since kicking our label off back in 2015 with the modern acid classic 'Ciquita' (12”s of which will now set you back silly money on Discogs), the Madrid-based producer has gone from strength to strength. Last year saw him tear down sets at Sonar and Farr festivals, drop a feted new EP on Hard Fist Records, and have his music soundtrack numerous adverts for Fabric events.
Other DJs have been quick to show their appreciation, and Bawrut’s unique appeal can be seen in how far and wide across the spectrum his music has featured. Optimo, Avalon Emerson, Patrick Topping, Jackmaster, Artwork, Andrew Weatherall and many more have all supported heavily.
We’re proud to kickstart Bawrut’s 2018 with 4x4, a brand new EP of typically leftfield bangers. These four tracks come on like a whirlwind journey through a Bawrut DJ set, with something for every time of the night. 'Ghettoscar' fuses African chants with burbling acid, building the kind of goodtime dancefloor warmth Bawrut is famed for. 'More Cowbell' does exactly what you’d expect, giving DJs a glorious, cowbell-powered disco bomb that fuses the spirit of Incredible Bongo Band with classic NYC house. 'I Hear Voices' is a crazy ride, with an expertly cut up vocal sample repurposed into a weird, descending riff that’s quite unlike anything else out there. Throw in Bawrut’s trademark kitbag of carnival whistles, rattling Latin percussion and a creeping acid line that works itself up into a soul-salving joy and you’ve got a modern classic on your hands.
Finally, lead track 'Three Sounds' is probably Bawrut’s biggest moment to date; a peak time jacking techno monster built from the most minimal of elements - drums, claps, a one note bass squelch and a tom drum gone wild. Bawrut takes this tom sound and treats it like a 303, pushing far off the rails, working it up and up, twisting it through pitch and frequency like a man possessed, raising its pressure ‘til it tears off the roof. There’s no one else making techno quite like it - and you can expect dancefloors to be going crazy to the mania of 'Three Sounds' throughout 2018…
So there you have it - four more missives from the wizard of Madrid. Play ‘em loud.
A1 Three Sounds
A2 More Cowbell
B1 I Hear Voices