Having been involved to some degree in two out of the three releases on Derive Schallplatten thus far, Christopher Rau returns to the fledgling label to helm their first full artist EP. Titled simply Derive 4, this record sees the Smallville regular in typically melodically rich territory - indeed, at first glance the opening track "Simple Set Up" could possibly be mistaken for a John Talabot production were it not for the sort of rhythmic detail that characterises a Christopher Rau track. Turn the plate over and "Safe The Energy" is a breezy jazz flecked house cut emboldened by some deep sub bass movements whilst "Athens" is Rau flexing his dusty drum programming. It's loose and abstract but still packs enough weight to slot into the middle of a set. Quintessential Christopher Rau!
Jimpster, Nick Craddock, Telephones, Alex Font, Johannes Albert, Martin Haberland, POTHOLES (Common Labour), Session Victim, Juno Recommends Deep House, Richard Zepezauer (RZ-1), James What, Sai Aka Blend Architect, Ney Faustini, Andy Green [Verdant Recordings], The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, Tommy Finger Jr., Djs: Most Charted - Deep House, Fulbert, Resident Advisor, Spittal (Craigie Knowes), Titonton Duvante (Residual)
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