Steve Bicknell on KR3 compilation
“The project is focusing on Bicknell’s sound and he is the headliner”
Steve Bicknell has been shaping the sound of techno for close to three decades.… And here, in his first release of the new year/decade, he continues to do so with no compromise.
Bicknell sets the tone with the opening cut on this mini-compilation from the newly formed KR3 Records. His track ‘Defence Mechanism’ leads the way with works from Zadig, GG & l and Iori to follow.
A1. Steve Bicknell — Defence Mechanism
A2. Zadig — Thorium
B1. Giorgio Gigli & Lunatik — Warning Words
B2. Iori — Vertical Motion
‘Defence Mechanism’ finds Bicknell channelling 90s warehouse sounds with a fresh contemporary twist. Oozing in creative, gritty distortion he deploys pulsating synth lines that to and fro with hypnotic effect while keeping things direct with four to the floor drum work. The magic in this one comes from the subtle manipulations of the parameters, listen in full below.
releases February 10, 2020