Mike Parker: Sabre-Tooth
Mike Parker arrives on Samurai with his latest creation, Sabre-Tooth.
It goes without saying that Mike Parker stands as one of the most influential figures of underground techno. His hypnotic live hardware approach has undeniably shaped the trajectory of the genre since the late 1990s, giving birth to some of its definitive tracks.
With Sabre-Tooth, Mike Parker makes his debut on Samurai, delivering four compositions that build upon his essential Devils Curators series on Spazio Disponible, the label helmed by Donato Dozzy and Neel. In that series, he initially explored the 85⁄170 BPM tempo, showcasing his innovative experiments.
Sabre-Tooth represents a robust stylistic recalibration of Mike’s machine-infused funk, as hinted in his remix of Presha’s “Mainliner” in 2022, but now presented in standalone tracks for the first time.
Steadfast cyber-rhythms, precision percussion, and trademark oscillating analogue waves are the magic ingredients on each track. Sparse elements honed to maximum effect, the Mike Parker science.
Sabre-Tooth is released 23 June 2023 on Samurai.