After an extended hiatus, Purespace Recordings is back with a sizzling five track EP. The late '90s label has revived itself -- after over a decade and a half in suspended animation -- on the work of Canadian duo Joe Silva and Ali Khan, together known as Tonepushers. Individually the two have released on labels like Stickman, Viva!, Cocoon, and Fabric London, growing as international forces to be reckoned with and developing their own live performance styles to present their respective bodies of work. Branching off into other areas of writing, Khan's ethereal and ambient sensibilities have also made for successful forays into video game soundtracking.
Combined, Tonepushers blend funky tech house with atmospheric techno, nomadically exploring a twisted tech-house terrain. Since 2004 the long-standing producers have mixed and matched their abilities, uniquely tailoring their live sets together with lush presentations across the energy spectrum. The result of their chemistry is front and center on the World Reboot EP, a collection which can't seem to hide from either of its parts. Each cut sees deep, immersive soundscapes laid over a groove-oriented backbone, likely to leave dance floors wandering between space and time in both body and mind.
Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / G-Stone) - "Trippy stuff here and i like that. 'Fossils' and 'New York' are my faves."
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West) - "Great to see the label back again. Quality music from Tonepushers."
Stacey Pullen - "This is cool."
Tensnake - "The deeper tracks on here are nice."
Anthony Pappa (Red Light District / Bedrock) - "Cool EP. My favorite track here is 'Fossils'."
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) - "'World Reboot' is very cool indeed."
Hollis P Monroe (Renaissance Infinity) - "'New York', 'World Reboot', and 'LFO Waveshaper' are all great."
Pablo Bolivar (AvantRoots / Seven Villas) - "Great … deep … I'm feeling it!"
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - "Love this release. Sonic monsters! Can't wait to play 'Fossils' and 'LFO Waveshaper' out."
John Norman (KMS Records / UNT Records) - "Beautiful tunes. 'New York' is top for me."
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "Warm, deep house sound … eclectic and perfect for the winter season. 'Dear Jim' seems to be my favorite … raw electronic funk."
Mark Mac (The Sounds Collective) - "Abstract beats and warm bass gives this release an added edge."
Lyand (Elastic Beatz) - "I love the amazing vibe in 'Dear Jim' and the underground feeling in 'New York'. Dope release!"
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory) - "Superb production all in all … it's ace! I like all the tracks in here."
Available now from Bandcamp.