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“Look brother! There’s a new groove…” announces Thefft on his new ‘Distronet’ EP for Fulcrum Records. It takes an extraordinary talent to take the history of house and techno and restructure it to the point of satire, but there’s something undeniably fun about the prickly broken beats that makes Thefft’s music so distinctive. ‘Distronet’ is the second outing on the Damu / Rogerson curated Fulcrum imprint, following the stripped-back UK dancefloor grit of Paleman’s inaugural ‘All Good’ EP.
A-side selections ‘Jungle Out There’ and ‘Distronet’ set the tone with an elastic selection of vocal snippets, teched-out stabs and itchy percussion. On the B-side, ‘This Way Down’ toys with this same style, resulting in an unforgettable masterclass in glitchy edits and meticulously arranged breakbeat techno before making way for ‘TenTen’, an altogether jazzier affair with live piano and soul vocals given the Thefft treatment. The wax debut proper of this young veteran will come as a relief to those in the know. His tracks have been known to dominate the sets of Oneman over the past year, who included an unreleased Thefft track in his recent ‘FabricLive 64’ mix, as well as consistent support from Loefah, Zed Bias and Disclosure. He was also selected by Mary Anne Hobbs to play on her XFM stage at the Camden Crawl in London, several months before his first release. The ‘Distronet’ EP marks the start of the next chapter for this consistently baffling and exciting young producer.
Catch him bringing soundsystems to life over the Autumn with members of the Fulcrum Records family, and look out for more upcoming releases on Kerri Chandler's Madtech, and USA-based Embassy Recordings.