The one thing that Unbalanced isn’t, that’s unbalanced but it’s so powerful, it moves tectonic plates with bass.
We we’re first aware of the talent who calls himself 2562 (aka Dave Huismans) for his remix of the Pattie Blingh (aka Georgia Anne Muldrow) track on the Rinse:08 compilation by Alexander Nut.
But 2562 isn’t just the latest dubtep guru to shove his head above the parapets, this guy flirts with all bass heavy beats from 2-step to techno to dubstep with a nod to bit of garage al a The Roots Of El-B (see the appropriately entitled ‘Flashback’) whilst sometimes slipping into the minimal-techno of, say, Emptyset (see Emptyset) or the dub of Opitkatechniqua Sinister Dub or some broken beat (yep, it’s official OK to reference broken beat again).
To give you some idea, recommend you listen to his Fact Mix (click HERE) but you’d just as well get the album as this guy is the latest Martyn or Burial or even Point B.
‘Flashback’, ‘Unbalanced’ and ‘Yes/No’ stand out but it’s all good like ‘Who Are You Fooling?’, ‘Love In Outer Space’ and percussive madness of ‘Narita’.
WeFearSilence hosted the album launch party at the start of the month and then he’s off on turn to Japan, this guy is going places in more ways than one.
Reviewed: 2562 – Unbalance (Tectonic) Cat. No. TECCD006/TREC034 Release date: October 2009
1. Intro (1:28)
2. Flashback (4:40)
3. Lost (4:21)
4. Like A Dream (4:21)
5. Dinosaur (5:01)
6. Unbalance (7:21)
7. Superflight (7:41)
8. Yes/No (6:08)
9. Who Are You Fooling? (6:27)
10. Narita (5:08)
11. Love In Outer Space (4:57)
12. Escape Velocity (6:08)
WeFearSilence Presents: 2562 UnbalanceAlbum Launch – Friday 2 October 2009 at 10:00pm Corsica Studios, Units 4/5, Elephant Road, London, SE17 1LB
Room 1 – 2562, Kode 9, Pinch, Shed (Live), Actress (Live)
Room 2 – Planet Mu : Ikonika, Brackles, Subeena, Equinox, DJ Planet Mu
Starfighterz – Flavour 1
Telex – Raised by Snakes (Shake remix)
Deetron – Let’s Get Over It (Marcel Dettmann remix)
A Made Up Sound – Bounce
Solid Groove – Flookin’ remix
Shortstuff & Hyetal – Don’t Sleep
Seiji – Yo Voy remix
A Made Up Sound – Rework
Jack Sparrow – Terminal
Untold – Never Went Away
2562 – Lost
Geiom – Reminiscin’ (Kode 9 remix)
St Files – Tek Dub
Martyn – Mega Drive Generation
Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselektor remix)
? – Idle Hands 001b
Thomas Bangalter – What to Do
Tom Trago – Lost in the Streets of NYC (Actress remix)
Elemental – Undulating Elf (2562 edit)
Friday 6th November: Dub at the Docks, Moorderlicht, NDSM, Amsterdam noorderlichtcafe.nl