Trevino - 3 And 1

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  • In what is less a reinvention than the addition of a new skillset, drum & bass doyen Marcus Intalex has been turning in a stream of increasingly essential techno EPs as Trevino for the last 18 months or so. 3 And 1, his third release under the name for Martyn's 3024, sees him further spread his 4/4 wings. Intalex (real name Marcus Kaye) has always had a way with an ominous bassline, and that often makes itself felt on this EP, not least on sprawling standout "Twelve." The track heaves and sways under the weight of its low frequencies as strung-out percussion and high synth sounds occupy its foreground. Opener "Gone" builds with woozy synths and drowsy bass before eventually upping the ante through an insistent beat. "Regnie" is described by Martyn as a great "nighttime highway driving track," and it's hard to argue with him. The whole thing is bathed in warm pads over which high keys flit and scurry to create a hugely atmospheric whole. Digital-only bonus track "Pimlico" starts out as an intense, rumbling slab of doom-techno before the darkness is pierced by an almost pretty four-note synth line.
  • Tracklist
      A Gone B1 Twelve B2 Regnie