Friday, April 22, 2016

Error - Keita Sano (Sheik 'N' Beik)

Title: Error
Artist: Keita Sano
Label: Sheik ‘N’ Beik
Cat Number: SNBV007
Genre: House

1: Bypass Motion
2: Child’s Play
4: Mixing Error (Digital Exclusive)

He’s a man of few words is Keita Sano, a cursory glance at the interview which accompanies his recent RA podcast will tell you that. He does make crisp, warm, analogue-flavoured house though, and as a consequence, “he’s kicking it old school”’ as Sideshow Mel would say. This EP reinforces his production credentials inasmuch as all four compositions tickle the parts like-minded tracks try to reach but can’t, as the basics aren’t mastered in the way that Sano does. ‘Mixing Error’ is a surprise, as it eschews the Chicago - inflected trackiness in favour of a dystopian, primitive techno sound reminiscent of what Prologue was coming out with not so long ago. Apart from that it’s full speed ahead for the seedy side of the dance.

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