Rounding off an epic week for the Sandwell District collective, Function aka Dave Sumner arrives with this solo EP containing tweaked versions of his famed Variance mixes. The first version boasts one of the epic, cinematic intros favoured by Function on revered tracks such as "Isotope", before settling into a rolling, grumbling rhythm augmented by the juxtaposition of delicate key chimes, ominous rattles and a pulsating, booming-yet-calculated techno throb. Two additional versions on the flip keep things suitably moody and atmospheric. Big tip.
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