Batu & Lurka – Kneqq / Struck
There’s a lot to be said for artist-run labels, allowing a steady flow of releases direct from the studio, straight into record shops – a wonderfully DIY ethos that is close to the heart of the current Bristol underground. Send the masters to press, stamp them up and send them out… Following the same no nonsense approach to releasing their tunes, this release is a hand stamped white label featuring artwork by Danielle Doobay.
You may have heard the A side if you’ve caught either of them play over the last year – it’s a deceptively weighty track that needs to be felt rather than heard; combining both producers talents and resulting in a wonky (in all the right ways) slab of UK leaning techno that’s a whole load of fun in the mix.
The flip side is a new production called Struck, taking the BPM down a little and twisting some killer drum work around a captivating vocal sample. Trademark sound design from the duo, combined with their military precision drum work ensures this one will do the right stuff on the floor.