Arriving in a low key fashion we now come to expect from the label, Workshop 20 sees the welcome return of co-founder Lowtec with this three track 12" represents his first contribution to their cause in some six years! Of course Jens Kuhn has hardly been a slacker in this ensuing period, releasing material in one form or another on the likes of Laid, Nonplus and Smallville, but a new Workshop release will always be big news! Lowtec is on wonderful form here, operating largely below the 115BPM tempo mark. Fans of working the pitch won't mind though, especially as this low tempo allows Lowtec to implement a real sense of space - most notably on the scratchy, lean A Side. Our favourite however is the opening track on the B Side where a smudged bass drum and skittering snare opening gives way to a wonderfully kaleidoscopic refrain of colourful melodies and cascading synth lines.
Brian James, Miles Simpson, Andy Ash, Kenny Hanlon (Apartment Records), Juno Recommends Deep House, Jorge Caiado / Conversion, Ney Faustini, Our Mutual Friend, Lumitecc, Cecil (artfuldivision), Dusky, Jacksonville
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