For those of you seeking a way to ignite your Saturday night before hitting the club, Academik Records has just unleashed a fantastic new EP from Minnesota’s Tyler Hampton called The Knight. Academik’s background of releases from the legendary duo Gabriel & Dresden and Tyler’s earlier support from DJs such as Pete Tong, Mark Knight and Belocca make this release a promising start for the year. Alongside Tyler’s tech-house original is a deep and potent techno remix by Arcader.
Punchy percussion in delightful stereo starts you off in the original mix of The Knight. Bringing in each element slowly but surely builds anticipation before unveiling a razor-like synth line. Tight sweeps, drum fills and vocal samples treat every buildup to keep the energy flowing. This blend of musical additions makes for a solid & groovy original. By turning down the percussion a bit and turning up the bass, Arcader delivers a monster mix for the package. The filtered breakdown around halfway through allows the build to work its way back to its original intensity. Snatch The Knight up from Beatport and expect big things Academik and these artists in 2013.