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Eddie Fowlkes ‘Talking To Me / Complex’

Following the release of ‘AHYEE / Blow’ earlier in 2023, the Godfather of Techno Soul Eddie Fowlkes delivers another two-track package of genre-defying house drenched in Motor City inspiration. ‘Talking To Me / Complex’ is made for the underground; intricate polyrhythms and unique timbres synergise to create sonic euphoria for selectors in the know. For the lead track the Detroit master makes use of a distinctive spoken-word vocal over an expansive and rhythmically intricate accompaniment, celebrating the culture through expert sampling and production techniques. ‘Complex’ is more beat-focused, with a pounding four-on-the-floor pattern supporting driving synth rhythms. Since producing some of the very first techno records in the 80s, Fowlkes’ has built a reputation as a constant innovator, and his ear for house music is undeniable.