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Pole Folder & Simon Latham – Human EP


artworks-000078750933-3vijto-t500x500.jpgLabel: Electronical ReedsScore: 7/10 

Belgium has long been renowned as a stronghold for electronic music, thanks in parts to labels such as R&S and clubs such as Fuse. The latest imprint to emerge from the country and make an impression on a global rate is Electronical Reeds, and as you surely already know, it follows in the footsteps of many a great imprint then.

Which, by all intents and purposes is a good thing, because it means the label in question are constantly striving for straight-up quality when it comes to the records they put out. Quite simply, they know what’s involved in running a record label in this part of the world. And so it is that ER call on Pole Folder and Simon Latham to soundtrack their latest. Of the two, it’s Folder who’s the more renowned, although when in the studio together, this is a relationship which pairs dividends for both.

It’s ‘The Bitter Memory’ which is first up. Almost progressive in nature, it’s Balearic tinges is full of euphoric delight. ”U.S.E” toes the line between trance and electro in off-kilter fashion, and it’s here where the remixers come into play. Kompakt staples Gug Gus team up with T-World for an esoteric remix, before label regular Lex Newton turns in a steady remix that keeps hold of the vocal line. Simon Latham strips it back to more melodic and melancholic pastures, and Superdrums puts a spin on it with a typically percussive layer. A diverse offering, that’s for sure. 

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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