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Frankee – Turning Point EP

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turning-point-ep_1.jpgLabel: Program Score: 7/10

Another producer who’s back for his second go around on Program after his first appearance with last years Firethorn and Pandorum, David Franks aka Frankee gets to spread his wings a little more music wise on his new four tracker, Turning Point

Now despite me being in my 30’s I’m a sucker for old school cartoons. It’s this reason why for me Flintstone is the standout track out of the four. A deep sub bass roller, it’s stuttering percussion is dotted with sound FX from classic cartoon The Flintstones, hence the title of track. Trust me when I tell you this one doesn’t joke about on the bass. Chest rattling business. Elsewhere on the EP is the gritty step of Harlequin, a cinematic soundscape with some rumbling mids and snappy snare drums and Saffron, which brings haunting female vocals and drawn out distorted synth patches, making it one of the EP dark and more melancholy moments. The only track that didn’t do it for me was Paranormal. The rising synth note goes up a little too high, making it sound quite harsh. However this is my only gripe in an otherwise much recommended EP. 

Program continue to nurture the emerging talent in D&B and Turning Point is the next step in the development of Frankee as a producer. And there’s plenty on offer here to see he’s clearly walking in the right direction. Besides, anyone who can sample cartoons and do it well gets a thumbs up from me

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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