Plebeian - Tannins

  • Punch-drunk techno.
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  • Plebeian's "Tannins" taps into everything I like about dance music. Wriggly basslines that rearrange the air around your body; intricate drum patterns that seem to swoon and bend over backwards, like they're playing in reverse (hello, Peverelist); bright melodies that light up the skeletal soundscape like fireflies; and best of all, a futuristic, lightweight feel, where the drums sound like they're hollowed out. The title track from Plebeian's new EP has all this and more, sending each new passage through a bevy of effects and filters. It's essential, punch-drunk techno for anyone who likes producers like Leif, Batu or Rhyw.