Deception - RaÃz and Jeff Derringer - EDLX.026
Knowing all too well that two -or in this case three- heads are better than one, Electric Deluxe are proud to announce â€˜Deception EPâ€™, a new collaboration from Droid brothers RaÃz and Jeff Derringer.
Though RaÃz first appearedâ€”on recordâ€”only a few years ago, for a decade now Vidal & Vangelis Vargas, together with Drumcell, have been flying the flag for the west coast techno community as Droid Behaviourâ€”the much touted event collective and label based in LA. Initially operating as the live PA outfit Acid Circus, utilising a blend of hardware and digital programs the pair have long established themselves both as formidable performers and astute producers, with a characteristically dynamic and streamlined approach to sound design. Years of classical training and a rich bed of musical influences also inform the RaÃz sound, which takes its cues from Detroit and the deeper side of techno.
On the other side of the US: as founder, resident and creative director of Oktave, Jeff Derringer has become a key protagonist of underground techno in Chicago and New York over the last three years. Production-wise, following a stunning Subtrak debut in August 2010, he has since become aligned with Ali Wellsâ€™ respected Perc Trax imprint with a string of equally well received EPs.
For their first studio effort together RaÃz and Jeff Derringer go straight for the jugular to deliver two pieces of dangerously robust marching material. From the Berghain-ready â€œDeceptionâ€ to the severely precise â€œDeceitâ€ thereâ€™s nothing misleading about â€˜Deception EPâ€™â€™s merciless floor orientations. Glaswegian Edit Select rounds off the EP with an atmospherically charged remix thatâ€™s as haunting as it is hypnotic.
03. Deceit (Edit Select remix)