De-Noize is the party and label with roots in both New York and Mykonos and now it’s back with a third great EP, this time from a trio of talents in the form of Audio KoDe, Malpunkt and Jori Hulkkonen.
New York’s Audio KoDe is a skilled turntablist who has played sold out stadium tours around the world and has been resident at Cavo Paradiso for the last 20 plus years. He’s collaborated with plenty of names from Shawnecy to Todd Bodine and released on vital labels like Get Physical and King Street amongst many more. Here he serves up two new singles with Malpunkt, while Finnish electronic music legend Jori Hulkkonen—an album specialist on labels like My Favourite Robot—also serves up a superb single.
Opening the EP is Audio KoDe and Malpunkt’s ‘Revival’, a terrific ten-minute opus of deep and cosmic electronic house. A whole eco-system of melody and harmony is built around a supple groove, with icy hi hats and real emotional depth to the track. It makes for a true trip to the outer edges of the cosmos and is rich in superbly layered synth work.
Hulkkonen’s ‘Humanitarian Roar’ is a more turbulent piece, with wonky synth lines and clattering drums that bring angst and energy to the floor. It’s another expertly arranged track that brims with life and will keep dancers on their toes throughout.
Audio KoDe and Malpunkt’s excellent ‘Materia Secunda’ then rounds things out in acid flecked, hypnotic and deep fashion. It’s a mid-tempo techno track with lingering pads roaming out to the horizon, busy claps and cantering drums all getting you swept along for the ride.
This is an expressive and original EP of house and techno from another realm.
1. Audio KoDe, Malpunkt – Revival (Original Mix)
2. Jori Hulkkonen – Humanitarian Roar (Original Mix)
3. Malpunkt, Audio KoDe – Materia Secunda (Original Mix)