Premiere: Keplrr – Bod’s Realm (Piezo’s Doom Ragga Mix)
Keplrr’s dub-infused UK Techno sees a sprawling, hi-definition rework from the Milan DJ and producer.
Now they’d surrounded him, arranged themselves in tight ring and began circling; capering devilishly in a way that made it impossible for him to comprehend his body’s relationship to its surroundings. Drunk from panic, his body staggered and his head swung around stupidly. His eyes, clouded with tears, desperately scouted out a route to escape. Until they didn’t. All of a sudden he was overcome by an overwhelming sense of tranquility; his despair was replaced by a sense of deliverance; he stopped panicking and started dancing. Perhaps this was where he was supposed to be.
His second addition to the label catalogue, Keplrr released Reconstructed Club on Control Freak Recordings back in August 2020. Three deep extraterrestrial tracks, meticulously crafted with the crystalline sound design for which the emerging London producer has built a name for himself.
This month sees the EP reborn, this time with creative offerings from the likes of Holding Hands boss Desert Sound Colony, Berlin-based Konduku and Bristol’s Syz. Also drafted in for remix duties is Ansia Records boss, Piezo, whose ‘Doom Ragga Mix’ layers stabbing arpeggios over ‘Bods Realm’ which meander under a full-bodied soundscape of abstract drone noises. Add a chugging triplet rhythm into the equation and you have a remix which maintains the otherwordly allure of the original track, yet injects a bit of mischief into the darkness. It’s not one for the faint-hearted – or maybe it is – perfectly striking the balance between hostility and humour, reminiscent of Blawans ‘Woke Up Right Handed’.
Keplrr – Club Reconstructed (Desert Sound Colony, Piezo, Konduku & Syz Remixes) will be released both digitally and as a 12” record on 25th February