Lockyear – Store Street
- OTB Records
- OTB 006
- EU - Original
Limited Edition Of 250 Copies
The sixth release on OTB Records sees debutant Lockyear explore new territory for the imprint/label. Honing his craft and tastes in Manchester, the now London based producer draws influence from dance music spanning multiple decades and regions: from Detroit to Norway, Amsterdam and Vancouver.
On the A side, Store Street channels the capacious vigour of packed Manchester warehouses from years gone by. A charging lead and polyrhythmic drum line combine to disorient and urge dancers to frenzy.
Katabatic Wind finds Lockyear in more contemplative form. As a symphony of disjointed ambient textures and glassy, washing synths envelop a tense bottom line, the groove's driving meditation tugs on feet and minds alike.
For the visual identity, OTB records started collaborating with 88888, an interdisciplinary artist-duo who designed an art stamp that will be used to produce the vinyl sleeves by hand, making each piece unique.
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