Twin Turbo 038
Phil Kieran
Bomb
Front

Release Date:

25/03/2016

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Belfast-based Phil Kieran returns to Twin Turbo with 4 stripped-down techno weapons.

A well-seasoned producer, Phil Kieran has released on killer labels over the years – Skint, Soma, Cocoon, Electric Deluxe and his own PKR. He’s also collaborated with the likes of David Holmes, Speedy J, and Green Velvet, all of whom represent different sides of his identity as a producer.

His diverse influences come through in subtle and skillful ways, with lead-track BOMB a careful deconstruction of jacking Chicago house, wrapped up in a minimal techno build, a precisely bouncey groove punctuated by a one-word vocal hook. DEBRIS picks up with a breaky rhythm, and an ascending synth line, emotional but restrained, this one builds beautifully in the breakdown, with a hands-in-the-air top-line. PRAISE brings catchy Detroit-style strings into the picture, swaying on top of a hypnotic, punchy rhythm… old-school vibes with new-school production finesse. Finally, WHISPER is an excellent drum-track, hammering a massive break sample on top of the kick drum, breaking down, tensing up and slamming back in with the short vocal cuts delivered, of course, as a whisper.

Solid, expertly mixed, perfectly crafted DJ tools from a producer at the top of his game.