Artist: Subsky
Title: Specdrum EP
Label: Global Scum Records
By: Devon Shaw | 13 July 2006
  • A1: Dont Tell Me More
  • B1: Bela
  • B2: Caterpillar

Subsky "Specdrum EP"

Out Now on Global Scum Records

Progressive scenegoers are no stranger to the work of Turkish producer Goktug Citci, better known as Subsky. From his acclaimed early work 'Four Days' to long overdue release of 'Singlegun' and recent success 'Come and Get Me', he's a veteran with a well-carved sound niche of clubby, tribal, often funky house that fits nearly anywhere in sets, whether it's the warm-ups or hands-in-the-air euphoria.

The first release for Global Scum Recordings, Subsky's latest, the Specdrum EP, is both a continuation and a departure of everything we've come to know and love. The release contains three distinct and separately written tracks with unique musical goals -- hence the title's play of wording on "Spectrum."

Kicking things off is 'Don't Tell Me More', an uplifting, electro-laced floor thriller that plows through a wash of pads, weaving it's way through stabby melodies and bass, occasional vox hooks and loaded transitions before collapsing back to the song's undertones to play around some more.

The second song 'Bela' (Which means "Trouble" in Turkish) is the aforementioned departure from the traditional sound. Here he takes a dubby, glitchy approach that would please the Border Community crowd, sprinkling effects, arps and analogue synth patterns across the soundscape. Definitely ideal for an opening or downtempo set.

'Caterpillar' is classic Subsky at his finest: Progressive house on the trance tip with a steady groove, lush atmospheres, and a mid-song breakdown that captures the "sunrise" moment to perfection.

A number of releases both old and new are planned for Subsky in the future. A few older, unreleased tracks will find their way out, as will some of Citci's new deep-tech Plastic City-inspired sounds via RedFlagDigital on Beatport. With all the material ready to escape from his hard drives and even more fresh ideas to escape his brain, Subsky is here to stay for quite some time.

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