Dekmantel Podcast 302 – Ploy Tracklist
A master of kinetic percussion and low end bass weight, Hemlock, Timedance and Hessle Audio producer Ploy has long been a techno favourite. On his most recent album, Unlit Signals on L.I.E.S., however, he mixes it up much more across nomadic tracks filled with visceral energy. In fact, the record chews up and spits out influences taken from “decades of UK dance” as well as plenty of harder, more raw and noisy industrial scenes. It features eight tracks all with a darker overriding mood, as well as “dishevelled closing hours delirium applied across a spectrum of bpm.”
That is of course the case on this week’s podcast, which is a slippery selection of weighty rhythmic propulsions. As they pull you up, down, forwards and back, fractured percussion peppers the groove and twisted synths weave their way in and out of the cavernous spaces left behind. Whether playing slow and sludgy bass or hard and fast techno, Ploy seems somehow able to warp space and time, and often your mind and body are left just as bent out of shape.