Codebase - Falling Bricks (Roam Recordings)

As Codebase, techno producer Tom Butcher made the leap from the overcrowded underground to international renown when he signed to Force Inc in 2003. Initially releasing with his own label Orbitrecords, the Seattle-based Butcher issued two singles on Swayzak’s 240 Volts label in 2000 (as Betamax as well as Codebase) before following that with Codebase’s full length Style Encoding album for Force Inc. In the present tense, Codebase returns with a crafty EP of mid-tempo electronics for San Francisco’s Roam Recordings label, led by the track “Falling Bricks,” giving the release its name. With punchy yet slinky rhythms, sizzling synths inspired by ’80s electronic heroes as well as Italo warriors, and a dance floor ready at-the-edge-of-the-speaker production style Codebase’s three tracks offer techno, deep house, and cosmic disco existing in perfect harmony. On the remix tip appears veteran Italian producer LTJ X-Perience who fashions “Falling Bricks” into a pulsating, funky, late night disco treat. Fantastic mid-tempo four-on-the-floor fusions for the heart and soul … enjoy the ride. 

Luke Solomon - “Loving this mucho … ace groove in the LTJ X-Perience remix, and ‘Mineral Scan’ is cool, too.”
Brett Johnson - “Nice to see Chad and JP doing Roam Recordings again. Both mixes of ‘Falling Bricks’ are sick.”
Tensnake - “This EP full of funk … nice slo-mo cuts.”
Alexander Robotnick - “The LTJ X-Perience remix … nice disco!”
Sleazy McQueen - “I’m totally digging this vibe!”
Mark Farina - “Nice!”
Danny Ashenden (C90s / Earl Grey) - “I rarely listen to the whole track without skipping on a release but these all jam!”
Erik Rug - “I’m loving the groove of ‘Falling Bricks’ … great track. The remix is working fine for me as well.”
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) - “A perfect deep house release - all tracks are tops!”
Phat Phil Cooper - “A great package.”
DJ Spun - “I’m digging the tempo and vibe of ‘Mineral Scan.’”
Chrissy Murderbot - “Love it!”
OOFT! - “Nice EP. LTJ’s insatiable groove wins for me, although ‘Mineral Scan’ also sounds rather good.”
Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY) - “Love, love, love ALL of these … very groovy stuff. And nice to see that LTJ X-Perience is still in action!”

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