Once again rootplex serves a new impeccably cooked up dish of spacious, futuristic soulfood. This time the chef is Theodor Zox, an artist who needs no introduction, having gained recognition for heavy releases of tech/funk/house magic on prominent labels during the past many years.
First track "Between Lines" lurks us straight into his unique world of mystic technoid funk, where a low and heavy bassline propels a sonic vessel of super tight beats, deep chords and strange melodic patterns on a journey of futurist night-time city cruising. Slowly building and unfolding into a climax of delicious detroity stabs and hunting synth pads, it eventually dies out and reanimates into a true dub version style of it's former self. And this cyclic pattern continues onto the rest of the tracks here, where as on "Outside In" the track begins in a half-tempo jazzy groove and slowly shifts into a reduced dubstep construct.
The emphasis is on contrast and progression, and the stylistic mutation makes it hard to categorize – the moods and directions shift from dark reduced house, to hypnotic dubtech and deep and bouncey dubstep sprinkled with jazz and r'n'b. Probably the most broad and diverse release on rootplex so far. Listen, dance, nod your head and enjoy.
released March 24, 2010
Written & produced by: Theodor Zox
Mastering by: Z Todorovic
Released by: rootplex.com