In the musician’s own words, Chino‘s craft is about trying to keep a balance between ‘hi-tech dreams‘ and ‘lo-fi reality‘ – an assertion that definitely feels on his propulsive last effort for Uncanny Valley’s offshoot shtum. A proactive figure in Kraków’s nightlife and underground scene (he’s a member of the Radar crew), Artur Oles first landed a debut 12″ on S1 Warsaw back in 2013, followed by releases on Jacek Sienkiewicz’ Recognition imprint and Leipzig-based label, Holger.
Unlike what its title suggests Chino’s hefty workout ‘404‘ doesn’t get you onto a blank, virtual dead end. Acute, pulsating 4/4 mechanics is what’s on the menu of this rolling, breaks-heavy weapon, all geared towards drawing a veil of darkness and oppressive menace upon the dancefloor.
To go with it, the label commissioned visual artist Jan Dybala a video for ‘404‘ which we’re no short of chuffed to share with you today. Illustrating the track’s pulsating rhythms with a convulsive black and white composition of rotating geometric shapes, abstract figures and IT glitches, Dybala’s piece makes for a much compelling, hypnotic visual collage that fits Chino’s music like a glove. Warning: this video can potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
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Chinoshtum22 May 2018BreakbeatElectronicTechno