- Tech Breed EP
Holic Trax | 16.03.2015
Step forward Rick Wade, on the ever so impressive Holic Trax imprint. Wade delivers a three track EP, which includes a special remix from Tomoki Tamura which is only included on the vinyl release. Set for a March release date.
Rick Wade has been a stable figure in the underground house music scene for over 20 years. Crafting groove- laden rhythms into cuts that exemplify the word deep. In his latest EP, ‘Tech Breed’, Rick demonstrates his inimitable production prowess across three expertly forged tracks. Straight from the off you can hear Wade’s knack for creating synergy between analog gear and digital software as the title track ensues with an undulating groove that’s quickly accompanied by subterranean synths for mesmerizing results.
With ‘Groovy’ the percussion shifts to bongos, whilst ethereal atmospherics and otherworldly notes maintain a mood both arcane and dusky. The tone then shifts in ‘Whoa Children’ with a sharp injection of funk triggered by soulful vocals and a pulsing bassline – its sultry, smooth and guaranteed to get your body moving.
In a sentence, the cuts offered up here ooze soul and vibrancy in a deep way that only Rick Wade can purvey, three warm and groovy cuts that will no doubt be finding their way into many a record bag this year. Holic Trax head honcho Tomoki Tamura delivers an equally dynamic club tool for the final offering on this excellent EP.
- Rick Wade - Tech Breed
- Rick Wade - Groovy
- Rick Wade - Whoa Children
- Rick Wade - Technological Lament (Tomoki Tamura Tool edit) – vinyl only