out now: Sterac – Light In The Darkness EP [Token Records]

 

Artist:
Sterac

 

Title:
Light In The Darkness EP

 

Label:
Token Records

 

Cat#:
TOKEN109

 

Release Date:
08th July 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Mangled

A2.
Light In The Darkness

B1.
S.O.

B2.
Solidify

 

Press Info:
Gracing Token with a 12” of reliable effect, Sterac (a.k.a. Steve Rachmad) offers 4 titles that go beyond the club – balancing raw Detroit influences and contemporary depth. With a reputation built on years of developing his scene through important record releases and local as well as international activity, ‘Light in the Darkness’ confirms Rachmad’s artistic relevance in a quickly developing scene.

With a tone-setting introduction for the EP, Rachmad immediately grips the listener’s attention with the pragmatic yet nostalgic ‘Mangled’. Chord stabs inch away from a brutal on-beat drum sequence, a technique responsible for many hits in the genre, this time tastefully repolished through spreaded wooden percussion in direct support. ‘Mangled’ boasts what A1’s should – a worthy first impression – before luring us into what can be considered the apex of the EP. ‘Light in the Darkness’ claims the project title with a gradual exploration through celestial bodies. A minimal opening with a simple acid bassline shows a great deal of attitude before the listener gets caught in an unexpected tide of cosmic pads, dimensionalizing an initially linear record . With slow waves of rich synth work enveloping the only anchor to time that is rhythm, the result is a closed-eyed dance floor experience to be selected in prime conditions. Thick pads are immediately offered again, this time more orchestral than mental. The softness of this primary sound design is expertly dissected by a razor sharp resonant top synth and an upward drum construction, completing the spectrum of sound and unveiling a record with a size fit for warehouse capacities. Rachmad adds almost cinematic suspense to the EP with ‘S.O.’ – certainly not to be underestimated. This leads us to the project’s closer ‘Solidify’, a delirious club groover. With a sound as bent and confronting as a house of mirrors, Rachmad leaves us with a final chapter to keep the heart racing past the end.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Solidify”

“Mangled”

“S.O.”

 

Special:
“Reclaim Your City 463”

 

Recommendations:
Sterac’ “Different Strokes” on Mote-Evolver
Sterac’ “Numbers EP” on Mote-Evolver
all stuff on Token Records we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
Sterac @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Decks
OYE Records
Red Eye Records
HHV
Hardwax
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Buy Download:
Sterac @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport
iTunes
TraxSource
Boomkat
Bleep
Clone Digital
Hardwax
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Spotify
Deezer
Apple Music
Youtube Music

 

Booking:
AD Sound

 

Websites:
Sterac
Token Records

 

© Photo By Sander Voets

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