Cat. number: CRDS51
Release date: 15 Jun 2015
Launched in early 2013, Creaked's new affiliate Files Rec. releases underground club music by up-and-coming artists. With Reboot, Files Rec. explores the whole range of the electronic music scene, bringing together talented, like-minded artists working in wildly different fields of dancefloor experimentation under one roof.
Krizzli's « Squirrels in the Sky » and Galtier's « Papi » powerful bass rhythms are cut alongside the more synth-pop and melodic chords of Akito in « A.M. Embrace » or She's Drunk in « New Area ». Reboot embraces dance music, grime, bass, techno, jungle and, yes, electronic music, but its emotional core is its biggest asset. It plays like a lovely assembled mix, showcasing brief and percussive dance tracks built to easily seduce you into obsessive repeated listenings.
The Reboot compilation is eclectic. Within its stylistic diversity, the joyful ghetto-bass of Lemonick's « Stab », for example, can sit right next to La Vie C'est Facile's « Total Shell », a much more grimey and moody piece. Later on the tracklist one can hear the bass-garage of Galtier's « True Type ». Whatever the diversity, there’s always a distinctly club spirit mood.
The exclusive Isolated Lines remix of Krizzli's « Fig Seven », Ansome's « Smeatons » and Dusty Corners' « DITW » complete the selection by infusing dark disorienting techno cuts with precise, industrial-strength energy. The sweltering acidic closing track that is Kalli's « Bodypop Sinewave » is a perfectly fitting end to a compilation that announces the return of Files Rec., a label that twists every genre it touches into a club-night sojourn.