It’s only been six years since three close friends, Mano Le Tough, Baikal & The Drifter started Maeve, but the label has become a go-to for clean-cut dancefloor tracks. The latest marks the welcome return of Irish-bred Chymera. It’s been almost two years since the Berlin-based producer has released music. With over a decade and a half under his belt, Chymere cut his teeth on labels like Ovum, Delsin and NRK. Now he’s here on Maeve with one you won’t want to miss.
“In fact it was Chymera that introduced Mano and The Drifter to Baikal back in 2010, an introduction without which Maeve may not have happened at all.”
Noise Tool is a pair of techno cuts, each almost breaching 10 minutes and custom fit to the dancefloor dedicated sound Maeve has become known for. The title track, “Noise Tool”, leads you into a murky world of pulsating sounds and ominous synth lines, building anticipation at clever and intriguing pace. Sparse percussion slowly reveals the hypnotic groove to the listener culminating in a burst of energy that elevates the sound to peak-time-banger status.
On the flip, “1990”, takes a different turn to that of the A-side, immediately setting a no-nonsense tone with a feeling that something big is going to happen. Chymera has always been known for his distinct focus on melody and 1990 really shows this as several harmonious melodies intertwine to put the listener on the front foot. While beautiful pads give the dancefloor a moment of relief it isn’t long before a deep rolling bassline returns to bring the track to new heights.
Track list Vinyl / Digital :
A. Noise Tool