V/A :: D´Du Du (030303)

No single style is at the heart of the EP, the column running through the three tracks is one made of acid. But there is also a depth coursing through the 12”, one that this trio of artists make sound effortless while it is anything but.

V/A :: D´Du Du (030303)

D’Du Du brings together three artists of fair musical clout. And the connection between them? Apart from Mark Du Mosch and Paul Du Lac sharing a homeland? Perhaps there’s something in their names?

Up first is the impossible to pin down D’Marc Cantu. The Ann Arbor was first characterized by his proto-house excursions, jak being the label applied. Since then Cantu has treated listeners to deep techno, ambient abstractions and complex compositions. “Mine Motion” is an acid slow burner, tweak decaying into rasping rhythms and guttural vocals. There´s a groove to the track, Cantu building in strings and subtle rises to add muscle. Du Mosch shifts sounds, offering the beautifully delicate “Bermuda.” Layers are draped over layers, the track forming and growing on a bed of softened beats as sweetened strings entwine the subtle squirm of a 303. The finale is dished up by Bio Rhythm boss Paul Du Lac. His label is a constant source of quality, and the boss isn’t lacking in musical ability himself. A dark and intoxicated house piece is offered, coils from a certain silver box pulling you deeper into a raw stew of claps, cymbals and toms.

This latest from 030303 is a wonderfully diverse record. No single style is at the heart of the EP, the column running through the three tracks is one made of acid. But there is also a depth coursing through the 12”, one that this trio of artists make sound effortless while it is anything but.

D’Du Du is available on 030303.

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