Cyan C showcase the diversity of the Them On The Hill collective’s talent, providing a journey not yet travelled by the label. The duo delves into the darker side with this peak-time nugget titled “Trackside Trespass.”
Cyan C is comprised of Simon Tappenden and Cliff Choudhury. Simon’s recent solo productions have included remixes for Android Cartel and Opolopo as well as original tracks on Atmospheric Existence Recordings and WAAP under the pseudonym Ourra. He previously released tunes as a member of Pop Out and Play for the likes of Sumsonic, Alola, and Special Needs. Currently working at Alola Records, Cliff’s career has seen him hold a residency as the legendary Danny Rampling’s warm up DJ, playing at Festivals like Glastonbury as well as clubs across the globe.
As the title “Trackside Trespass” suggests, this cut takes the listener to a place that’s out of bounds. Starting off with a solid bass line the track heads into the dark and as it slowly builds one gets a sense of exciting things to come. A distant rumble gives warning of a train coming but there’s nowhere to go. As clanking percussive noises coalesce from metal grinding against the grooves, in comes a sweep of whirling air displaced by the body of linked cars, with electric currents propelling everything forward. An ever-present stab and wavering synth pads are the beacons as the train thunders past. It’s a potent house music moment that’s totally suited for the late night warehouse, or for perilously dodging trains from the edges of a long tunnel. With its big sound for a big sound system, “Trackside Trespass” is now boarding for anybody willing to ride this twisted journey.
Brett Johnson - “Whoa! It’s a builder!”
Alexander Robotnick - “Nice.”
Tom Lown (Savoir Faire / Lost My Dog) - “Very cool. Tough, full, bouncy sounds. The nice deep chords at half way round it off well.”
Q-Burns Abstract Message - “Lovely builder. I’ll be playing this.”
Tyler Stadius - “Good trippy track here. I like the way it gets from dark and serious into the groove.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - “This one rolls along nicely.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Wicked rolling deep-tech vibes … I love the gradual build of the track, with the synths adding a great touch in the last third. Looking forward to dropping this one all over the place! Awesome.”
Hippie Torrales - “Nice and deep … great mood.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Meaty and mean groove.”
Tom Conrad (Adaptation Music) - “A really well produced track with a fantastic deep vibe. Full support.”
The Orator (High On Beats / Mushpost Radio) - “Bouncy and catchy … the last half really opens up.”
Velanche (Velanche’s Playtime Radio Show) - “This track is deep, dark and wicked! A nice surprise.”