Saytek. Photo by: Joseph Keevill
PHOTO BY Joseph Keevill

5 Years On EP by Saytek


Author Mathias Haegglund in Music for Evlear
Published Mon. 22nd of Sep 2014 URL Bookmark

Saytek drops three impressive cuts for 5 Years On EP released on vinyl via Ubermax Records this September.


Despite a relatively fresh catalogue Ubermax have been successfully sharing music with the revellers of London for several years via a successful string of parties under the same name - and having welcomed the likes of Hunee, Mike Huckaby, Mr Ties, Norm Talley and Doc Martin through their doors it comes as no surprise! After a year of planning and careful selection the popular first release dropped last year featuring Moodymanc, Japanese Kezokichi and Ubermax head honcho Sigmund K.

With over ten years in the game Jospeh Keevill aka Saytek has an impressive back catalogue that stretches across labels such as My Favorite Robot, Soma, Monique Musique and Wiggle to name a few. For his first outing on Ubermax the multi-talented Keevill delivers three robust and dynamic tracks peppered with influences of Detroit techno and raw Chicago groove.

‘The Place’ ticks into life through bright stab lines, punchy percussion and warm resonating modulations; Joseph works in an ethereal spoken word vox around the middle section and shimmers towards a subtle yet kinetic crescendo to deliver a gritty high-energy cut.

For the second offering on the EP ‘Addictive Personality’ wastes no time and gets straight into rippling drums, shimmering synths and deep resonating bass to knock out an infectious track with a robust and undeniably hypnotic groove.

Title track ‘5 Years On’ is arguably the big room cut of this release, whirring atmospherics and female intonations are seamlessly laced alongside ghostly hooks and driving percussive patterns, soft pads and trundling bass round of the record in full flare to deliver a punchy jam cultivated for the dance floor.

As prolific party starters in the capital Ubermax will be hosting a release party in the intimate surroundings of BAR A BAR in East London on 12th September with Saytek as his notorious live hardware set, CHVK and Sigmund K.

Saytek - 5 Years On EP
Release date 22nd September 2014
Label Ubermax Records

1. The Place
2. Addictive Personality
3. 5 Years On

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