Toad Red Music sets out its agenda with a powerful four-track release….
Rising Amsterdam-based star Esther Duijn leads the charge with a hypnotic, understated slice of dub techno that grooves in all the right places.
Label boss Brothers’ Vibe then steps up with a sharp-edged, percussion led workout that blooms into a fulsome, acidic jam laced with techno futurism and pure machine soul.
German production duo youANDme are regular collaborators with Brothers’ Vibe, and here they join forces for the tough, drum-pounding “Playing With Toys”.
Rodriguez also takes the opportunity to unveil the Silent Rodgerz alias, championing the Toad Red vision with a daring, experimental trip through abstractmodular-synthesizer processes that build towards a jacking rhythmic throw-down.
It’s a perfect summary of what Toad Red is about, ready for the dance-floor but committed to exploring new tones.