The Scot techno god preps an EP filled with peak time heat.
As a prime figure in the UK’s club scene since the mid-’90s, Neil Landstrumm has been at the forefront of the dance floor for over two decades, releasing on labels like Tresor, Peacefrog, Planet Mu, Rawax and his own Scandinavia imprint. Having dabbled in everything from grime to electro to funk, Landstrumm takes a resolutely analogue approach to production and his renowned live show. He’s toured extensively as a solo artist, not to mention his collaborative shows with fellow Scotsman Hostage as Modini – the pair in fact delivered a rousing live hardware set for our quarter century mix last year.
On his latest EP Clawing At Sand – which lands March 25 via Jerome Hill’s Don’t imprint – Landstrumm demonstrates his ability to constantly transform his unique style, throwing down 5 frantic club excursions that take in everything from acid to techno, grime to Sheffield bleep. EP opener ‘Vamps & Tramps’ is a contagious number, with an ear-worm of a vocal sample twitching atop terse drum programming and panic-inducing synth hooks. Shadows of UK funky and bassline can certainly be heard here, but it’s that inimitable strain of bare-bones techno we’ve come to expect from Landstrumm that shines through. Have a listen below…
Clawing At Sand is out March 25 on Don’t. Pre-order it here.