Custom control panel for Felix Lenferink - Forlane Scene Two. July 2013 by Paulus van der Heijden and Steve Mensink.
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artist: Frits Wentink
title: Fluffy Tit EP
cat nr.: WLTD024
format: 12” vinyl and digital
release dates: 13th of january (vinyl), 20th of january (Beatport), 3rd of february (all other portals)
file under: UK Garage, House
A1 Fluffy Tit
We welcome our fellow townsman, the man with the many monikers Steve Mensink aka Frits Wentink. He has been making waves for a few years now with his original take on house & techno and thru mindblowing livesets with handmade controllers. Recently he started his own imprint Will & Ink together with Presk for their techno output wich took the scene by storm.
As Frits he takes things on a housier tip as he showed the world before with beautiful releases on Fourth Wave and Triphouse. Bassheavy, UK influenced melodic gems are therefore featured on his brandnew Wolfskuil release.
Custom control panel for Triphouse Rotterdam. December 2013 by Paulus van der Heijden and Steve Mensink.
Photograph by Studio Another Day © 2013
Back in May producer duo Will & Ink launched a new label. Now they give us another glance into their musical universe with their second EP, Wilson.
‘First Wilson’ is a well swung bit of dub techno that rocks back and forth in a vast open echo chamber and features some crazed machines taking control and whirring manically until the dubby, pendulous garage groove returns once more. ‘Second Wilson’ is a more flat-footed slow techno jam. The kicks are hard and fast but are softened by blurts of thick synth and various little sound effects and wouldn’t sound out of place on Fachwerk, whilst closing track ‘Third Wilson’ is another muscular and physical thing with barrelling kick drums, little rays of synth light shooting through and warped and reversed tones cut right through it all to devastating effect. It’s rave and jungle like at the same time as sounding thoroughly contemporary.
Dutch Only:Article on the Amsterdam Red Bull studio page covering some of my aliases
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Felix Lenferink has graced labels like Fourth Wave, Triphouse and Wolf Music with his electronic wizardry under monikers like Frits Wentink. 2012 saw Lenferink debut on Shipwrec, this dynamic artist delivering skewed bass and raucous beats in the form of the Forlane EP. Lenferink returns to his homeland label with new instalment, Forlane II. Whirring machine funk pours from speakers, Lenferink melting samples with pulsing drum patterns. Melodies arc and fade, harmonies quaking under condensed bassline. This swift soundweaver dissolves genres, splicing broken beats with echoed electronic memories. Shifting sonic sands and divergent textures. Comes with a full-colour doublesided poster and a download code for this EP + bonus track that is exclusive to the vinyl.
The original version of ‘Holding Our Nick’ opens the single, and as expected from FCL, the approach is no nonsense house music with all the elements to the equation. Crunchy drums, stabbing arp-style bass hooks, and soulful vocals build the foundations of the cut, while a blossoming tension runs throughout the structure, creating an ever-evolving feel and dynamism during its six and a half minute duration, the result, a classic house cut, tastefully crafted. Up next is the ‘Frits Wentink Remix’, Wolf Music artist, Frits, aka Steve Mensink, adds some additional layers to the drum programming, and throws in his own intricate melodic lines to create a stunningly contrasting mix. Raw chords, gritty saw-wave bass, and baroque structural changes, make for an exciting listen here, and add a further weight to the package. As does the final track on offer, the ‘Locked Groove Remix’, the Belgian producer, notably known for his work on, Hotflush, and Turbo Recordings, takes a more direct approach with the layout, opting for a steady, evolving pace and looped vibe, riding out the infectious groove and throwing subtle nuances into the depths of the background to keep things gradually blooming and evolving.
Artist profile by Brooklyn Bass. Includes stuff about Felix Lenferink, Frits Wentink, Will & Ink.
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More Info soon. Release end July.
including Gerry Read and Frits Wentink remixes