Fur Coat return to their own imprint Oddity with ‘The Sequel’ EP, backed by a huge remix from Rekids’ Radio Slave.
Venezuelan and now Barcelona-based duo Fur Coat have been steadily carving our their own brand of melodious Techno over the past few years. Initially rising up the ranks via releases on Crosstown Rebels, BPitch, and Last Night On Earth the duo have recently turning their focus to their own imprint Oddity, amongst output on Berlin institution Watergate and Joseph Capriati’s label Redimension.
‘Stargazing’ leads the package with entrancing, rising arpeggios, choppy bass hits and murky bass textures all dynamically unfolding around a weighty drum groove. ‘Orbital’ follows, stripping things back to a more refined, atmospheric feel via soft synth flutters, swirling echoes and eerie, unfolding bass licks.
Radio Slave’s ‘9118 Remix’ of ‘Plaid’ follows next, employing a robust amen break driven rhythm, glitched out synth lines and underlying strings steadily building tension throughout. The original mix of ‘Plaid’ continues the EP, dropping the tempo and laying focus on old school IDM tropes via multi-layered pads, bass and off-kilter drums. ‘Quantum’ then closes the package, a digital only bonus cut featuring brooding bass, dubby synth swells and a gritty 4/4 rhythmic drive.
Fur Coat ‘The Sequel’ is out on Oddity 14th December 2018.
This July will see Fur Coat launch their new Oddity imprint aimed towards a darker, tripped-out Techno sound with their ‘Genesis’ EP, accompanied by a remix from electronic music pioneer’s Slam.
Venezuelans Sergio Munoz & Israel Sunshine aka Fur Coat have carved out an impressive career over the past six years via releases for Watergate, Crosstown Rebels, BPitch Control and Balance, making them highly in demand DJ’s across both Europe and the US. Having graced the decks at key clubs across the globe including Berlin’s Watergate, Stereo Montreal, D-Edge Brazil, London’s fabric and Space Miami to name just a few, the duo are now set to debut their new imprint Oddity which has already garnered early support from the likes of Tale Of Us, Mind Against and Slam, who contribute the first remix on the label with a production contrived from the reaction and energy experienced from dance floors worldwide when playing the original version of ‘Sustain’.
“Starting our own label is something that we’ve had in mind for a long time. It´s a platform for us to express ourselves and have 100% the control on the art concept we want to put on each vinyl, the music we want to show from ourselves, and the artists we share passion for, giving us the ability to invite them onto the label.
The meaning of Oddity is having something rare, odd in a good way, something really special. This whole project has been cooking for almost a year, piecing things together. We can say we are giving all our efforts to put out there the music we like with a special touch on every physical copy, with an artwork made from some pretty cool Colombian artists and designers based in Barcelona (Lina Bassiouny and Maria Paula Quiva).” – Fur Coat
Up first on the package is ‘Pulse Width’ which sets the tone with robust analogue rhythms, fluttering arpeggio leads and elongated bass drones to create a dynamic and subtly unfolding opening track. The digital only cut ‘Parallel Dimensions’ follows and lays focus on weight sub bass tones, modulating percussion and snaking synth grooves to once again create something hypnotic and intricately crafted.
The vinyl only original mix of ‘Sustain’ then opens up the flip side, tipping things into darker realms with a heady, unfurling square wave bass, tension building atmospherics and a pervasive rhythmic drive before Scottish duo Slam round out the package with their take on ‘Sustain’, offering a predominantly drum-led interpretation whilst elements of the original subtly ebb and flow throughout the composition.
Fur Coat’s ‘Genesis’ EP is out on Oddity 14th July 2017.
Parallel Dimensions (Digital Only)
Sustain (Vinyl Only)
Sustain (Slam Remix)