Len Faki & Markus Suckut
Figure – FIGURE51
Released January 2014
Markus Suckut has become one of Figure's key artists over the last few years. His early work on Figure SPC stood out as some of the young artist's strongest productions around, while his debut full length LP, 'DNA' released on Figure this May, saw a maturing producer proudly sticking to his talents. Those talents clearly lie in deadly, reduced basement techno, sub heavy, rough around the edges, yet highly accurate for the dancefloor.
This meeting of minds then, is somewhat of a perfect match. Len Faki's renowned high-end production and impressive back-catalogue provide the rock-solid foundations for the 'Skulls' EP. Over 4 tracks and 2 pieces of vinyl, the pair go deep into their influences and come up with an advanced, designed and suitably seismic sound.
From the reduced and spaced cuts like 'Skulls 1' & 'Skulls 3', the pair offer contrasting textures and rolling percussion amidst a remarkably weighty bass-end. Fizzing hats and tripping technobleeps then complement a snaking, tribalist vibe in 'Skulls 2' which also comes with a straight-up Dub version.