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 102020

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