1605 is very happy to welcome the notorious Australian, Bass Kleph, to its ranks, with his aptly titled “Riff Machine”. The original mix does exactly what it says on the package with an infectious bleepy riff over a mutating sub bassline. Adding a touch of psychotic effects wizardry and a pounding rhythm section, we find Bass Kleph flirting heavily with the nastier side of things. Mladen Tomic takes care of the first remix and offers a serious roller with frantic percussion, shuffling hats and an optimistic vibe. On the other side of the fence, we see Hertz using fragments of the original’s lead sound to build his warped mosaic of twisted bass and militant grooves. Stripping everything down to the bare necessities, this one will keep heads glued to the floor.
Bass Klephs – Riff Machine (Original Mix)
Bass Klephs – Riff Machine (Mladen Tomic Remix)
Bass Klephs – Riff Machine (Hertz Remix)
Getting locked down by the most solid of grooves, we are treated to tight bass and intricate stabs before getting lead to the anthemic breakdown. The most unusual samples are used to create the uplifting vibe, nostalgia fills the air as the breakdown unfolds, and a haunting vocal urges us to believe before we are thrown back in to the pit.
Men of the moment, Pleasurekraft, turn the original mix upside down and drive it to warped territory with their signature sample mangling and bigger-than-huge production, while wacky percussion and menacing sub bass add to the bouncy mayhem.
Release date: Dec 12, 2011