Pleasurekraft have joined forces with Formatik label bosses Format:B to release a two-track tech house EP that is ripe for the summer season. The lead track on the EP, “Coltrane,” gets things going with bouncy percussion work over a brooding vocal segment from regular collaborator Chris The Voice. Stabbing trumpet spouts lay down a rumbling breakdown before the drop kicks into a pleasant tech house offering. “Sexus” follows up with a driving and deep bass line, with punch synths in tow. The second track seems more fitting for a dark room, rounding off an excellent release from two of the tech world’s finest.
We’ve covered a few Format:B tracks in our day, but haven’t quite given the German duo the recognition they deserve. These two have been noticeably repping the German techno and tech house sound on remixes and compilations for almost ten years, but this could just be their strongest effort thus far (and their first since the 2011 album Restless). The Dawn EP is a trifecta including the originals “Dusk,” “Dawn,” and “Rise.” The tracks all play on a similar grinding and whirling techno theme, but we’re not complaining about the consistency.
The similarity of the tracks breed seamless succession, almost as if they could be played back to back in a DJ set without skipping a beat. ”Dawn” even hits with a lovely little Nina Simone sample amidst a techno song structure. Sample the Formatik’s ‘medley” preview and hit up the Beatport purchase link below.