Perpetual by Thales Boutroumlis
Thales Boutroumlis represents the fresh new guard of tech house. The teenager from Cologne follows up his debut of last year on EIN2 with a two tracker for the venerable Poker Flat Recordings. For one so young, Boutroumlis shows a great deal of maturity in his productions.
Title track 'Perpetual' is an elegant and slinky tech house burner - a shuffling groove is matched with sly and crafty synth work, while the arrangement shows a strong sense of dance floor dynamics.
'Aether', produced alongside Tantum, heads in a deeper and darker direction - bringing out an edge and attitude that will go over big with the dancers. A bubbling acid bassline drives the drama, while pads give the track a sense of space, before dropping once more into the killer groove.