Strict Face returns with his third EP with NLV Records. Aptly titled "Pulsers," the EP is filled to the brim with electrifying, dynamic energy that never misses a beat.
Spanning five tracks, the release is a masterclass in drum programming. He also expertly calls on elements of tribal house, Miami bass, early-00s R&B production and UK funky - to name a few - ensuring that "Pulsers" never settles on any one particular style or genre, but rather emerges a release that encompasses a myriad of sounds under the “club” music umbrella.
'Tasteflash,' as the EP’s opener, throws us straight in with no holds barred. With ballroom and tribal house influences, “Tasteflash'' is a drum-heavy, vogue-inspired, club-stomper.
'Keys To The Jeep' plays with pitch, whilst drawing on a choppy mix of electro and techno. Fittingly, the track pulsates with the tempo, making the undulating melody the driving force behind this one.
Keeping things low key, 'More Sensuous' sees him delve deep into the dynamics of the track’s fittingly gated melody. He contrasts the smooth legato of the lead synth with the light, stabbing percussive hits that dot the soundscape. It’s a game of push and pull that delicately pairs contrasting sounds, and emerges a righteous lesson in balance.
'Circuit Queen' ups the ante, and features nothing but percussion. It’s a drum-frenzy from start to finish that proves that you don’t need anything but a good ear for pitch and rhythm to create a thumping club track.
'XT Ring' closes the EP, displaying a true amalgamation of his original mission, with the track encompassing all of the elements explored throughout the EP whilst placing them in a Jersey-club influenced setting. “XT Ring” emerges a triumphant closer to what is ultimately, an incredibly versatile release.
released October 13, 2021
Written, Mixed and Produced by Strict Face
Mastered by Joker
Artwork by Adam Dal Pozzo