Smartbar resident Jeff Derringer takes the reigns for the latest Suara release, alongside remixes from Blueprint boss James Ruskin and German duo Cassegrain.
Hugely respected as a producer, Derringer unleashes Mercury – a heavy hitting, expansive techno weapon. Analog weight and synth stabs intertwine, reverberating around this constructed chasm, whilst a booming kick, crunched up hats and modulated toms provide a dizzying spell of suspense and tension.
Up next, Apollo is a gritty, glitched out emotive number. Beginning with an twisted synth line and pulsating kick combo it develops into an introspective journey, with Derringer panning percussion and distorted claps to build a dystopian soundscape in the mind.
On the B side, UK techno linchpin and Blueprint mastermind, James Ruskin, takes to remixing Mercury – harnessing that 90’s flair that has cemented him as a long-standing bastion of the UK’s scene. It’s a heavyweight slammer, injecting hydraulic hats and warped samples to give an almost primeval air to its makeup. An added sense of urgency and complexity, with moments of suspense and tension when required, showcase exactly why Ruskin is held in such legendary status.
To close out the EP, German duo Cassegrain turn Apollo into a dark, droning atmospheric groove. It’s frenetic, fist pumping stuff, with an underwater essence made ever more present by the sonar-like bleeps. A no nonsense closer, that deserves to be unshackled on the heaviest of systems.
this is a very good techno ep!!!….
Solid tunes all around!
Excellent release! Great remixes
I really like that suara brings us a james Ruskin rmx. he is a legend! good release!
Apollo and remix are the one for us!
mercury is great, thanks 🙂
Cool EP from Jeff! Mercury orig and apollo rmx are my favs. Thx
nice pack, and great remixes
YEAH!!! Ruskin’s remix is ace! thanks
Nice techno tracks
Los gatos are on fire! meeow
Remixes and Apollo Original for me. Thanks!
The remixes are super strong. Thank you.
Cassegrain what the remix ! amazing groove roller coaster ! Love it
Awesome works! James Ruskin remix is Huge!
All tracks are great — Will play for sure
Great Remix from Cassegrain!
James Ruskin Remix and The Astronaut are my favs!
Great release, will play some of the tracks but ‘Apollo’ (both versions) and ‘Mercury (James Ruskin Remix)’ are my fav ones at 1st listening.
great release, radio and club play assured
Ruskin’s remix, Apollo Original and The Austronaut Original for me, please. In general- dope shit! Merci, *GV*
james rmix for me 🙂
ruskin & cassegrain mixxes are great !!
All in all a massive EP my fav is the Ruskin Remix what a monsterMore Like Jeff Derringer - The Astronaut EP