DKX003: Patterns EP by Gerry Read
Released 22nd November 2010
DKX003: Patterns by Gerry Read
Gerry Read EP on November 22nd preview
Dark Arx Recordings’ third release comes from new signing Gerry Read, who is already generating huge online buzz. “Patterns EP” showcases his skills across three tracks, each a different lens into his sound. Gerry’s gift is his ability to pull apart the sounds and patterns of ghostly 2-step, house, techno and electronica – and create genuinely original, warm and emotive music.
The track “Patterns” spearheads the EP with a web of delicate percussion,vocal ticks and dub atmospherics, before a charging woodblock drum pattern and locked synth chords launch the track. It’s an usual blend of moody dub atmospherics and euphoric dancefloor energy.
“Dreamer” harks back to first wave dubstep. The track is a game of hold-andrelease,with a stuttering half-step break dropped and cut over a bed of dub patterns. A track for the deeper dances.
“Climb” is an older track of Gerry’s and the missing link between his dancefloor tracks, and his electronic-focussed releases. A wandering bass line and loose-limbed break travel through a sea of lo-fi atmospherics and submerged vocals. Both ghostly and uplifting, it neatly sums up the release.
Bio & Influences
Gerry is now back in the UK after spending several years in Australia. The separation from the UK bass scene has no doubt helped him craft his unique sound, while retaining a deep understanding of his musical influences. Sonically, comparisons range anywhere from Actress to James Blake, with a
love for dusty, crushed, vintage sound. But in his new focus on the dancefloor, Gerry is rubbing up against Martyn and others who can combine sonic warmth with real dancefloor energy.
Dark Arx Recordings
Dark Arx Recordings is a home for artists on the fringes of the dubstep/bass/techno scenes. Previous releases have drawn praise from the likes of Hard Wax, Boomkat, Sonic Router, Bassache, onethirtybpm,
mnmlssgs, Get Some and many others.
Download: Dark Arx Podcast #4 – by Dark Arx
Group Niob- Vector [Version] (Phlox, 2010)
Gerry Read – Last Time (Dubplate)
Ill Blu – Dragon Pop (Hyperdub, 2010)
Gerry Read – Patterns (Dark Arx Recordings, 2010)
Shed – 44A (Ostgut Ton, 2010)
TRG – Liebe Suende (Rush Hour Recordings, 2010)
Kowton – Looking At You (forthcoming on Keysound)
Group Niob – Vector (Phlox, 2010)
2562 – The Windup (Monkeytown, 2010)
Will Saul & Mike Monday – Sequence 1 (AUS, 2010)
Santonio Echols – Sources (React, 1996)
Gerry Read – Dreamer (Dark Arx Recordings, 2010)
Asusu – Countenance (Dubplate)
Jack Sparrow – Loveless (Tectonic, 2010)
Dark Arx – Blood Vein (Dark Arx Recordings, 2010)
The Martian – Stardancer (Red Planet, 1993)
Group Niob- Vector [Version](Phlox, 2010)
Gerry Read – No Risk (Dubplate)