- If Interpull sounds like a strange name for a label, that's because it's an offshoot of Pullproxy, an artist management agency based in Berlin. Their first release came earlier this year, company co-founder Dave Turov teaming up with John Selway for Choo Got It. This next one is courtesy of Falko Brocksieper, himself the owner of two labels and a fixture on Germany's production circuit. "Galahad" opens with a soaring synth line and double-time claps. At first, it almost feels like 2005's "Discopolis," from Lifelike and Kris Menace. The similarity ends quickly, however, with Brocksieper shutting down this big riff in favour of a driving rhythm section and swirling chords. It's only in the breakdown that the overarching synth work returns, injecting some much-needed emotion but ultimately failing to make much impact. Quenum's remix swaps out the cantering techno substrate for head-bobbing tech house. Like Brocksieper, however, he's cautious with the melodic elements and doesn't make a distinctive impression.
Jonas Kopp's remix is a good example of why he repeatedly appears on EPs in this role. Offering up his usual heads-down take on techno, a big, floppy kick underpins the Argentinian's focussed cut. It's matched by an equally wobbly low-end, which Kopp smatters with darting claps and hats. Midway through, he introduces a splashing ride cymbal and ushers in an emaciated version of the original's lively synth work. Spread long and thin, this acts as a sustained pad to support Kopp's noisesome percussion as it crashes towards home. The remaining two tracks are well-pieced together but seem to be missing something timbrally. "Rabbit Injection" plays off two disparate melodies against one another, the first a kind of vacillating squeaking, the second a less-frequent and faintly trancey arpeggio. In "Azatoth," slurred voices spill out across the spectrum like sludge, underscored by sharp, niggling tones and toppling snare hits.
02. Galahad (Quenum Remix)
03. Galahad (Jonas Kopp Remix)
04. Rabbit Injection