Function gets Obsessed with Echocord

Core Sandwell District member Function will release a new single via Kenneth Christiansen’s Echocord imprint backed with remixes from Substance and SCB.

Not much has been heard from Function – real name Dave Sumner – since his Sandwell District project with Karl O’Connor and Juan Mendez “ceased regular audio communications” back in January, with no new original material to his name since last year’s Feed-Forward LP, effectively the swansong release from Sandwell in its current form. Recently, however, he was commissioned by a reinvigorated Tresor imprint to remix Juan Atkins’ classic “Flash Flood” to celebrate the Berlin imprint’s 250th release.

The Obsession EP will be the 20th release on Echocord’s Colour sub-label, following 12″s from the likes of Mike Dehnert, Skudge, and Luke Hess. It comes replete with remixes from Sumner’s fellow Berlin dwellers Substance and SCB (the techno-leaning alter ego of Hotflush boss Paul Rose aka Scuba), with the latter’s rattling reinterpretation particularly impressive on first listen.

Echocord will release Obsessed by Function on June 4, 2012.


A1. Obsessed
B1. Obsessed (Substance Rmx)
B2. Obsessed (SCB-Edit)