A: The Curse
B1: The Spell
B2: The Curse (Mike Shannon Rmx)
Voodeux (Voo-Doo, innit?) is the deep techno moniker of Tanner Ross (dirtybird) and his partner in crime KiloWatts. On “The Curse” Ross & Watts expand their catalog of sound beyond the funk and into the sublime. Instead of swiggles and bounce, we get creeping basslines and chilling echoes. With “Thriller” as a distant relative, side A1 makes for the graveyard, zombies in tow. The duo’s continuing development as artists sees them rappelling further into the darkness for new beats, and as the track matures, so do the chills on the back of your spine. “The Spell” goes one step further, taking the sound of a distant train, shards of ghoulsound and an ancient wind under a pulsing beat and chiming melodies.
Mike Shannon, founder of Cynosure and master of all things deep, puts his own well-crafted stamp on this dark sound, distorting the edges and frying the fringe to make a ghostly dancefloor manuscript. Shannon, who has recorded for ~scape, Force Inc. and many more, knows his way through the night.