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First Listen: Gareth Wild – ‘Common Assault’ (FOLD)

East London club, FOLD are launching a new record label with an EP from resident, Gareth Wild.

Since opening, FOLD has become a prime destination for a marathon dance, given its 24-hour license, safe space policy and forward-thinking curation. They recently announced the launch of their new in-house label, a further extension of the sound and aesthetics they have become so loved for. Their first EP is from resident, Gareth Wild. A key member of the wider London scene, Gareth Wild has made vast contributions to the electronic landscape with his labels, Ear To The Ground and LDNwht. Once a regular for Corisca’s famous Sunday spot, Jaded, he moved on to become a resident of FOLD, billed on lineups with the Ilian Tape crew and Dutch label, Mord.

Finding his formative education in the 90’s rave scene, Gareth’s ears became attuned to a particular repertoire of dancefloor sounds from Jungle through to Techno. This has in-turn matched well with the FOLD family. His forthcoming release via the new label, titled ‘Common Assault’ EP, feels reflective of the dancefloor energy of ‘UnFOLD’; an event organised in-house by FOLD, where the decks are positioned at the center of the dancefloor allowing for maximum connection between DJ’s and dancers.

Raucous, unrelenting yet equally enchanting, title track ‘Common Assault’ embodies the raw energy of ‘UnFOLD’. The pounding 4×4 is carried in swirling currents, the dissonance as much claustrophobic as it is infectious to the waist-line. A track that could easily be mistaken as terrifying, ‘Common Assault’ is in fact a perfect example of effective, multi-layered techno. Rigorous, yet warm, assured to sweep you away in its wake.

Hyponik · First Listen: Gareth Wild – ‘Common Assault’ (FOLD)

Gareth Wild’s ‘Common Assault’ EP is out 2nd October via FOLD. 

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