After a superb live performance at Drumcode's recent warehouse party in London, Frenchman Paul Ritch delivers his follow up EP for the Swedish imprint in January with 'Spoke'.
Chalking up releases for Wagon Repair, Sci-Tec Digital Audio and his own Quartz label in just four years of production, Ritch has been a bit of a sensation enjoying support from both techno and house fans alike, with the latter group also being ably serviced by his Handycraft project alongside Okain.
'Spoke' takes in three tracks, two of which will grace vinyl and a third which will remain a digital exclusive, which all see the producer roll out the sort of pristine production and subtly off-kilter grooves that has endeared him to many.
'Spoke' itself combines a gluey rolling bass with eerily modulating strings and a warming, plucked melody to create a peak time slice of techno that oozes character while b-side 'Blue Light' uses an arsenal of clanking percussion and aggressive, penetrating effects to do a real wrecking job on the 'floor.
Final cut 'Wonderland' bridges the gap between the other tracks with a subtle, dubby feel paired with an incessant and urgent groove a trippy piece of late night techno if ever there was one.