AFFKT – Son of a Thousand Sounds – Valencia’s esteemed genre-defying DJ/Producer, AFFKT, has delivered his long-awaited sophomore LP, Son of a Thousand Sounds, via his very own imprint, Sincopat.
Over the past 9 years, AFFKT, or Marc Martinez Nadal, has amassed a prolific and diverse musical résumé, including the release of his critically acclaimed debut LP, Punto 0 in 2012 and amongst a series of other well-received recent releases on respected labels such as Suara, NM2, Exploited, Kitball, Kling Klong and of course, his very own Sincopat.
Son of a Thousand Sounds sees the talented Spaniard return with a unique and distinctive 12-track aural adventure, fusing together elements of techno, house, straightforward beats, immersive pop and electronica. AFFKT‘s penchant for shape-shifting through genres makes him a perfect pick not just for clubbers, but also indie, pop and electronic music enthusiasts all around the world.
The album’s impressive opener, ‘Dreamback,’ gets things off to a fine start showcasing the first of several alluring left-field soundscapes that the album has to offer. ‘Between Us‘ follows a while later in this musical journey, seeing AFFKT demonstrate his passion for a gentle association with techno and dub music, by delivering an edgy arrangement of future bass-lines, subtle beats and outer space chained melodies.
Other highlights include the warm and optimist puzzle of ‘Boira’ collaborated with Upercent, the three minute synth worshiping ‘Mareny,’ the organic and bizarrely nostalgic sounding ‘Ceniza‘ and AFFKT and Piek’s graceful flirtation with deconstructed house music entitled ‘Esclafit.’ If you’re looking for some deep, wild and engaging loop-based dance sounds, that song will definitely satisfy the hunger.
Now with one foot on the dance-floor, it’s the perfect time to highlight the album’s most banging tracks, ‘San Diego‘ and ‘Oxi.’ These two vivid compositions shift seamlessly from moody moments to explosions of electronic ecstasy, boasting prominent synth melodies and propulsive techno-house beats. Let’s not forget ‘Flashcrash,’ which could easily be a major tribute to the world-renowned dance duo, The Chemical Brothers.
‘Flashcrash‘ boasts the skilled vocal talents of Sutja Gutierrez, a member of The Fruhstucks, who also appears on ‘The Show‘ (the album’s first single) and ‘Someone in the Sky‘ (the album’s second single). With his inclusion, pop sensations have definitely taken a back seat in favour of uncompromising dance floor functionality. Sometimes funky and fresh, sometimes emotional and breath-taking, AFFKT shows that he is definitely a son of a thousand sounds.
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