In the ever-evolving world of electronic music, artists are constantly seeking fresh avenues to explore and innovative sounds to create. A perfect example of this drive for musical exploration is the ‘4 To The Floor’ EP series, born out of a creative conversation between Aaron Jay and producer Flaco. Following the success of the ‘Under Influence’ series, this dynamic duo embarked on a journey to craft a two-part EP series that would seamlessly fuse the Detroit Techno vibe with the ever-evolving genres of Drum & Bass and House music.
Before diving into the creative process, Aaron graciously shared Bungle‘s series with Flaco before its official release. This strategic move allowed Flaco not only to understand but also to embrace the evolving direction of the label. It served as the initial spark for the ‘4 To The Floor’ EP series, offering a glimpse of the sonic landscape that would soon be explored.
The name ‘4 To The Floor’ pays homage to the very roots of Drum & Bass and House music. It’s a fitting title, encapsulating the essence of the project—a seamless blend of rhythmic complexity and soulful depth. This EP series is a harmonious marriage of Detroit Techno’s rich history and the innovative spirit of modern electronic music.
The inaugural EP release comprises four exceptional tunes, each with its unique character:
‘Crystals‘ opens th EP with a stripped-back kick drum and progressive chords, setting the stage for a killer tune. Spacy FX guide you through a bouncy and deep drop. Vocal FX and energetic rides keep the progressive vibe flowing, delivering a dose of Detroit Techno that leaves a lasting impression.
‘Ganymede’ is up next and is a sonic journey featuring 808 drum FX, progressive pads, and rich bleepy tones. A deep liquid vocal and subtle strings build up to a mesmerizing roller. The haunting techno FX that permeates the mix adds a unique touch, making this track truly special.
Drawing inspiration from early Marcus Intalex tunes from the 2000s, ‘Passenger’ has already earned acclaim from heavyweight DJs. Its moody, heady atmosphere is a surefire dancefloor killer, and sometimes, words simply can’t do justice—just press play and experience it for yourself.
Closing out EP 1, ‘Your Gift’ embodies Flaco’s classic style infused with a touch of Detroit flavour. It’s deep, progressive, and irresistibly bouncy. With catchy elements scattered throughout, this track serves up classic liquid flavours that will keep you hooked from start to finish.
Already, the ‘4 To The Floor’ EP series has garnered attention from prominent figures in the music industry, including the likes of Fabio, Lynx, and more. Their recognition underscores the project’s innovative approach and the artists’ dedication to pushing musical boundaries.
Flaco’s ‘4 To The Floor’ EP Part 1 is a testament to the power of collaboration and the boundless creativity that emerges when artists with a shared vision come together. Aaron Jay and Flaco have crafted a musical journey that bridges genres and showcases the evolution of Detroit Techno within Drum & Bass and House music. As the series continues to unfold, we eagerly anticipate the sonic adventures it holds, ready to be carried away by the captivating tunes created by these visionary artists. Stay tuned for more as they redefine the boundaries of electronic music, one beat at a time.
Check out our premiere of ‘Crystals’ below. The ‘4 To The Floor’ EP Part 1 drops this Friday 6th October. Make sure you grab a copy from here!