At threethousand, we are here to explore all realms of UK underground dance music, covering as much ground as possible wherever we can. As the boundaries of genres seem to continue to blur, we are finding more and more producers to be breaking the mould and causing quite the stir across a range of styles.
If we are here to talk about impressive producers in the UK, it’s about time we started to talk about Endor, who we see hear following om from his super well received ‘Never Freak’ release, which stormed the UK dance music scene towards the tail end of 2018. Through a combination of influences and flawless production techniques, Endor has nailed his sound in recent times, now sitting on a mighty 61k followers on his official SoundCloud page, whilst also gathering DJ support from the likes of Sonny Fodera, Horse Meat Disco, Mark Knight and more.
His latest release comes to us courtesy of Simma Black, a label who have continued to impress the world and the Beatport team in particular, claiming numerous awards including ‘Label Of The Month’ and ‘Top Ten Beatport House Label’ in recent years. This EP sees Endor explore his more techy influences, an area in which he clearly finds himself very comfortable indeed.
The title track, entitled ‘Cranked Up’, is everything you want from an acid infused roller, moving seamlessly between ascending glitchy arpeggios and well rounded drum structures, filled with subtle percussive clunks and a marching sub line, keeping the dance very lively indeed. On the flip however we are introduced to a more rawcus affair as ‘Fuck It’ uses elaborate vocal sampling and pounding 4×4 rhythms to push this one forward with a bag of electronic energy, picking up steam as it traverses forward.
This direction is something we would be very keen to see Endor continue to explore, as he is clearly hitting all the nails of their respective heads as he pushes onward, leaving us awaiting another dosage after every listen.
You can purchase and stream the full EP below: