The second entry in a three-part series of music based around his studio, Ian Pooley’s ‘Studio A Pt. 2’ for Radio Slave’s Rekids imprint sees the house artist deliver another selection of productions.
Leading the A-side is the fluttering synths and warped vocal samples of ‘JV Organ & Matrix’, which twists and turns through FX and rumbling bass. ‘Version 2’ of the track follows, contorting elements of the original into a heads-down groover, with washed-out processing and stereo wizardry meeting classic dub techniques.
On the flip, ‘Back Up’ keeps it live and direct with chunky drums and acid lines, with an additional stripped back digital ‘Beats Bass’ version included.
Rounding out the 12” is ‘101202’, a dreamy slice of house, with filtered pads drifting in tandem with strung out low end and skippy percussion.
Active since the early-90s, the German DJ/producer has released on the likes of Force Inc, V2 Records, and his own Pooledmusic, remixing for the likes of Deee-Lite, Carl Cox and many more, as well as being one of the few to be remixed by Daft Punk.
Ian Pooley ‘Studio A Pt. 2’ is out now.