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ossie-set the tone 12 (hyperdub)

Price: $10.99

hdb050

The EP starts with 'Set The Tone'. It's been a feature of Kode9's sets, and doesn't fail to get bodies moving. The track opens with a dazzling lattice of Latin percussion over a driving, off beat kick drum, before the song breaks into an infectious vocoder accompanied by lush Rhodes chords. It's one of those songs that manages to mix the worlds of dance music abstraction and catchy song writing without falling into obvious tropes. 'The Power Of Love' mixes similar elements in a completely different way, zoning into a more Masters At Work vibe. Here a short vocoder repeat and swelling synths roll out over a big bassline and a swung garagish drum pattern, but it's the depth of production that really builds the intensity here, as unexpected elements such as huge orchestral strings and spooked synth lines are woven in and out

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