States of Mind

by Joel Brittain

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amc Another fire release from Gated Favorite track: Where Were You Just Now.
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Memory Lab An amazing streak of releases so far for Gated since their launch last year and this EP is no exception.

All four tunes are cheerful and carefully crafted with "Under My Skin" being the standout tune for me with many unexcpected twists within 6 minutes: The underwater floating intro which turns into a deep house section reminiscent of Da Kine’s “Just The Way I Feel” until the 2:25 mark where it starts to become a hybrid between dub techno and electro. An excellent tune all around.

Favorite track: Under My Skin.
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about

Joel Brittain's music is defined more by what it isn't than by what it is. This is breakbeat... but not, house... but not, electro... but not. Hell, there's even a hint of prog in these expansive, indefinable tracks that switch-up in oh-so-unexpected ways.

Perhaps it's because this US-born, UK-based producer has been bubbling in various scenes for so long. Brittain had a string of releases in the 2000s on labels like Wrong, Reverberations, and Tango, plus ran his own label Nonsuch Recordings.

But all the while he was busy making music, refining a vast cache of unreleased tracks.

It’s from this treasure trove that States of Mind draws, but it still sounds like it could have been made this year.

So yes it's breakbeat, yes it's house, and yes it's electro... and it's all the better for it.

credits

released January 24, 2020

Written and produced by Joel Brittain.
Mastered by Keith Tenniswood.

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