ESP Institute tap up Tambien for release
The Bavarian trio will release the Drogato EP on the Lovefingers helmed label later this month.
Having enjoyed a fruitful first half of 2013 with a series of releases from Tornado Wallace, Pharaohs, Shocks and Land of Light, ESP Institute went into a period of temporary downtime over the summer months – presumably down to label boss Andrew Hogge’s design commitments for the affiliated fashion label ESP No. 1. Re-emerging last month with another Pharaohs 12″, ESP Institute have now revealed they’ve looked to a hitherto untapped source for their next release in the shape of Munich trio Tambien.
Formed of Munich record store Public Possession proprietors Marvin & Valentino (pictured above) and fellow Munich resident Bartellow, Tambien first emerged late last year with The Tambien Project, an excellent two track white label 12″. The trio subsequently inaugurated Public Possession’s affiliated label with the equally good Robusto / Sexalität EP which set the tone for what’s become one of this year’s most impressive breakthrough imprints, with further releases from Australian producers Matthew Brown and Bell Towers finding much favour here at Juno Plus HQ.
Further evidence of Tambien’s production prowess will be displayed on the upcoming two track Drogato 12″ for ESP Institute, with a title track that’s more rhythmically intense than some of the label’s recent output – though it does contain the psychedelic qualities one associates with Lovefingers’ personal tastes. The accompanying “Dois” languidly stretches a classic breakbeat out over some 12 minutes and is reminiscent of Carl Craig’s timeless Planet E Special Mix of Incognito’s “Out Of The Storm”.
ESP Institute will release Drogato by Tambien on October 14.