As we continue our midweek journey through the latest releases to land across the UK underground, we were thrilled to see that The Archives had once again rolled up their sleeves to unveil a brand new two-track drop. After seeing their recent run of full releases, it’s safe to say we were absolutely buzzing to jump into their seventh full selection, this time welcoming the sounds of the ever-ready Dommix into the fold. Despite a powerful inception and start in general to label matters, we are very pleased to see that The Archives clearly show no intention whatsoever of slowing down!
This is most certainly an impressive way for The Archives teams to continue expanding their already incredibly impressive catalogue, with Dommix providing them with two original scorchers, which for us, are must haves for any DJ looking to inject an additional touch of energy into those post-lockdown dancefloors. We begin our journey through this one with a look at the title track ‘Ortofon’, which sits in a very unique position on the underground dance music scale, finding its feed somewhere between the realms of tech house and futuristic garage, with gnarly reeses and pleasant chord drives giving the tune the majority of it’s melodic energy. It’s grizzly yet satisfying to say the least.
On the flip to this we also have the much more minimal, drum lead sounds of ‘Boom Skips’, a stripped back roller much more typical of this time of tech-infused bass music. In comparisson to the A-side, this one takes a more traditional route but in doing so gives the EP an extra sense of depth, focussing much more on harmonious drum arrangements for the late night raving crew. Both tracks work perfectly in unison and spell out another sonic success story for The Archives team.
You can check out both of the tracks on this one via the JunoDownload link below: