Clif Jack’s new release is a slight break away from what the Italian techno producer is best known for, as it features two techno tracks in different styles. The first is a peak time techno cut that has the dark and driving energy he has become known for, but the second track is a deeper cut with a melodic groove.
Having established himself with hard-hitting techno tracks on labels including Reinier Zonneveld’s Filth on Acid, Veerus’ Le Club, Deborah De Luca’s Solamente and Simina Grigoriu’s Kuukou, Clif Jack’s new release comes via Lowlita, which is a Spanish record label run by Anna Tur, Hosse, and Gonçalo Miranda.
Living in Padova, Clif Jack already seems well established in his local scene where he plays regular DJ sets at some of his hometown’s biggest events, but he has also been turning heads on the international scene following the success of his music releases. Often finding DJ support in the sets of people like Adam Beyer, Clif Jack continues his meteoric rise with this latest release.
“Don’t Tell Me” is the EP’s title track, and it kickstarts the release with its acid bassline and slamming kick drum. The namesake vocal sample has ominous undertones that give the track a menacing vibe that adds to the ferocious energy of the groove.
Closing out the release, “Take My Breath” is a dramatic change of mood and pace compared to the previous track on the EP. The percussion is still sequenced into fast-paced rhythms, and the track remains focused at the dance floor, but orientates around a soothing vocal. Its atmospheric synths and rising pads create an epic sound that is full of building suspense.
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