Taron Trekka – Blue Random review

Taron Trekka have built themselves a reputation for possessing an artistry and musicality of some stature. But what really marks them apart has been their ability to break down the usual structures of house music by producing tracks whose insatiable grooves are reconstructed amid abnormalities and imperfections. These imperfections, which are the result of the duo’s purposeful experimentation, fall under the Joy Of Painting’s Bob Ross’ category of ‘God’s happy little accidents’ that end up benefitting the end product. Unlike Ross’ rationale of spontaneity which puts God as the determining factor, Daniel Müller-Sachs and Andreas Krieste find their improvised nature in the way they work the machines that eek out their sound in the studio. This impulsive tendency gives their style of minimal dyed house and techno a deliciously raw and live feel which has consistently won them legions of fans since they first started to producer together back in 2006. With the “Blue Random” EP, Taron Trekka deliver their second EP for Freude Am Tanzen in as many years, following the success of 2009’s “Artys Iisii.”

“Blue Mountain” sees a deliciously deep yet simple groove layered over with a jazz influenced trumpet and some field recordings from inside the jazz cafe – a feature which once again adds to the live feel of their productions. “Colours” is smoother and more laid back, allowing a funk sentiment to infiltrate Trekka’s deepest of deep house. “Mr No (Where Is The Magic)” however, is where Trekka really gets things moving and break away into a wild and untamed, hypnotic monster. They magically manage to combine a lightness in the top end with the nastiness of their rumbling bass. “Kiyasu” is another gem, slowing it down and keeping it locked into the low end. The track finds an unusual groove for itself as the bass thumps below and guitar licks flick across the top.

Review: Tom Jones