Esteban Adame - Paper People EP

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  • He may be from Los Angeles, but Esteban Adame looks to the Midwest for inspiration. It's a decade since Adame's keyboard skills caught the attention of UR's Mike Banks, and since then he's rocked up on Planet E and Subject Detroit. Robert Hood contributes a remix to this straightforward, solid techno EP, and it's his spirit that looms over "Rays Of Saturn." Spanking synths combine with a low-end wobble and percussion that sounds like cartridges being loaded into a shotgun. "Baby Nostradamus" offers something different, a chopped-up acid burble going toe-to-toe with angelic chords, leaving it to Hood to inject some urgency. He turns in a grand, sweeping remix of "Ray Of Saturn" that mixes car-alarm intensity with relentless hi-hats. Jus-Ed may have a track record for flipping the musical bird, but he adopts a softer approach for "Baby Nostradamus," a nostalgic house remix with cotton-wool pads and bumping drum patterns. And yet, for all these high-powered remixes, it's the digital-only "Something" that lingers longest in the memory. Across almost ten minutes of gathering mayhem, its metallic clanks, bludgeoning kicks and underlying malevolence are compelling.
  • Tracklist
      A1 Rays Of Saturn A2 Baby Nostradamus B1 Rays Of Saturn (Robert Hood Remix) B2 Baby Nostradamus (Jus-Ed Remix) Digital: Something