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Music Review: Strip Steve, "Stomp" Via Boys Noize Records


Heavily textured, static percussion and big, dirty synth lines equally characteristic of "new French techno" (Gessaffelstein) and mid 2000s' electro (Erol Alkan, Soulwax) are defining aspects of "Mother Circuit," Strip Steve's latest release out on Boys Noize Records.

The flip, "Stomp," is reminiscent of Daft Punk's best instrumental work, with a stuttering, stabbing, jacking melodic line paired with an effective and insistent rhythm section.

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Both tracks are big, yet demonstrate an intimate attention to sonic detail, making it possible to work them into sets for rooms of all sizes. All of the sounds are really cohesive and ear-catching, the structure of each song is relentless (breakdown free!) but manageable (under five minutes). Strip Steve is clearly coming into his own as a master of a variety of different sounds and starting to really define himself in the emerging "new techno" scene. This is pretty exciting, considering June 2012 should ring in his debut album, also on Boyz Noise Records. Solid stuff.

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Boys Noize: Stomp is one of the biggest tracks in my set
Erol Alkan: Mother Circuit is the best one for me here. Good track
Sinden: I-LOVE- STOMP!!!!!! Huge tings!
JFK (MSTRKRFT): Stomp is soooo DOPE!!!
Surkin: Stomp DESTROYED the club last time I played it. Thanks!
Steve (Soulwax/One Man Party): Mother Circuit is one sexy electro hi NRG track!!!
Bushwacka!: Oh YESSSS! Looking forward to testing these out. Both sound BIG!
Mixhell: Much luv and support to BNR FAMILIA!!!
Peaches:Really enjoying Mother Circuit!
Nick Catchadubs (Fool’s Gold): Stomp is feel-good stuff indeed!!! Support!
Boris D’Lugosch: STOMP is GREAT! I LOVE it sooo much!
Riton: Nice one Steve-o!!! Stomp for me. 5/5 for both of these
DJ Feadz: Isn’t it your 4th release this week guys??!! Don’t u ever sleep? or listen to ambiant?  hahahha , LOVE Stomp!
James Zabiela: Mother Circuit is PHATTTT… phanks!
The Aston Shuffle: STOMMMMMP… Amazing stuff!!!!
Joe Goddard (Hot Chip): Stomp is KILLER! Needs a LONGER EDIT though! I’m on it!

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