Monday, March 22, 2010

QLR004 Medic! by Quartz People

QLR 004
Quartz People
Medic! EP
Quartz Lock Records

Quartzpeople are an emerging Dutch duo, their new imprint Quartz Lock Records is the mouthpiece for Rafi Levin and Vitor Fernandes, the two veteran artists who comprise Quartzpeople. Their mission is to bring a heavy injection of underground rock attitude and abrasiveness to the dance floor. The two originals on this EP - "A.D.D." and "E.C.G." are filled with chest thumping vibes, skippy beats, and firmly rooted sense of house music bravado similar to the kind found in dusty old jams like "Mentasm" and "Purposemaker".


Corrosive acid stains a track that is laden with tough bass lines and the tightly wound melodies of a late night techno cut. The cut expands through layers of glitchy beats and extended tribal workouts to arrive at a place that recalls the renegade feeling of early techno and EBM. Levin and Fernandes keep the mood dance floor appropriate throughout, focusing on a gentle glide to anchor the maelstrom. There is always this sense, however, that the whole thing could pull the roof down on top of itself in a fit of protracted self-mutilation.


"E.C.G." sounds like a long lost Belgian rave classic brought up to modern standards with ample amounts of the polyrhythmic percussion that dominates today's tracks. Add a menacing bass line that sounds like it was lifted from a sleazy old biker film and a few simple, yet effective, melodic elements and this track is guaranteed to inflict some heavy casualties on the dance floor.


"A.D.D. is my pick, but both tracks are good!" - Mike King / WMNC, Sidetraxx
"Solid track, good beats" - DJ Dirrty Harri / Sonic Music Prod, C2's/2 Tone Music
"Very good track. Dirty and bassy. Should be good in a dark club." - DJ Tonedef / djtonedef
"Nice release! - 4/5" - Dislecto (Ukraine) / radio
"Darkly tech rhythms" - Eryo / Mistique Music, DeepSessions
"8/10" - DJ Mindaugelis - Club Exit , Club Global
"Nice feel to it"- DJ Ming / Arthur Lum Disc Jockey, Triple Crown
"ECG " - 3/5" - s007ii / subRoutine (Canada)


Quartzpeople are Rafi Levin and Vitor Fernandes, they are both currently organizing parties in Amsterdam and bringing a new twist to the electro genre with a heavy dose of discordance and minimalism borrowed from punk. Funky beats with a great drive and array of different environments, themes, and melodies. The ambience is indulgent, drawing listeners in to pleasant movements and sensations on just about any dance floor.

The duo is also proud to announce the new label, Quartz Lock Records, and a string of what are sure to be future dance floor hits from the pair in 2010.

Quartzpeople will also be at this year's Winter Music Conference in Miami to promote the new release and label. Please contact them directly for more information about their schedule at the conference. If you'd like a full copy of the single for review please contact us and we'll be more than happy to provide.

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