Remember Adam Port’s last contribution to the Keinemusik-Discography? It’s been the absorption of a Pop-tune by an almighty Techno-roller. Compared to that, it seems, Port has equipped himself with velvet gloves to shape this KM024.
Already side A, going under the name “Shifter”, passes on almost all opulent gimmickry. It rustles in brittle lofi-attitude instead, just like an Electro-postcard sent from the 80ies. Port is designing a coolness of sound that’s carried by shaker-grooves and saucy synths, that’s not hesitating to hand out clap-slaps and that deploys flickering hi-hats all the way. With this update of classic Electro-aesthetic, you wouldn’t have to go without bass-massages, though. They are just coming more from the fingertips this time. An enactment of the rather minor gestures, utilised precisely enough to stuff every bold peaktime-jingle-jangle out there in its leatherjacketpockets.
”Snowbeach” on the flip unrolls the warming organ-blanket instead. It’s a manifesto of deepness that seems to exhale yearning sighs every 16 bars. Prominent use of shakers, guitar licks and piano-accents are condensing this instantly heart capturing House joint, until a synth-liftoff beams it into completely extramundane dimensions. Again, Port is aiming less for peak-tailoring than for durability. A clever move that might base “Snowbeach” as a long stay resident in many record cases.
DJ Hell – “Shifter is the standout on the release… Its gonna work great for me!!”Kiki – “Strong tunes from Adam!! Straight into my weekly radio show for Ibiza Sonica!!”
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – “Shifter all day long for me… I LOVE this track!! Supporting!”
Catz ‘n Dogz – “WOW!! I love the direction that Adam is going in right now!! Support of course!!”
Ewan Pearson – “Ooooh Shifter is raw dance-floor goodness. And Snowbeach is lovely too!!”
Loco Dice – “Shifter is TOO funky!! Yes, I’ll take that wav file.”
Santé – “With that funky rolling bassline its gotta be Shifter for my sets!! Support!”
Till von Sein – “Snowbeach is my joint here!! Another dope one from Adam.”
Jimpster – “Snowbeach is sounding great!! Definitely looking forward to dropping this one asap!! Nice one Adam.”
Oliver Huntemann – “One of my favourite labels with another great release. Two super cool tracks from Adam. Right in time for my Ibiza Global Radio show on Monday. More of these please!!”
Waifs & Strays – “Shifter is wicked, such a great groove. Just the amount of pump to it. Will play this a LOT!!”