Belfast based Phil Kieran is back on Twin Turbo with remixes from TWR72 and Catz ‘N Dogz.
One of the most reliable producers around, with a discography that includes releases on heavily respected era-defining labels (Cocoon, Soma, Skint, Novamute, Gigolo, and his own Phil Kieran Recordings), Phil has managed to consistently reinvent his sound, staying cool without ever being trendy – a quality which is reinforced by his affiliation with Tiga’s label, who have done the same over their 15+ year history.
There’s a sense of cool conviction here, no doubt rooted in vast experience. Sonically refined grooves honed to their essential steel underpin top-line melodies that are confidently off-centre. It takes real skill to go ‘wonky’ but not lose your audience. There’s nothing superfluous, just a pair of solid club tracks built for very different rooms: Liquid Night – a cold hard warehouse assassin – and Saturdays – a warm club pumper.
Mixing things up, Dutch duo TWR72 take their concrete fists to Liquid Night, while Polish tech-house pair Catz ‘N Dogz dim the lights and deepen the groove on Saturdays.