Eric Fetcher | Arthur Robert
Reclaim Your City
09th November 2021
vinyl & download
For its fifteenth iteration, Reclaim Your City travels to Paris via Vienna with complementary pair Eric Fetcher and Arthur Robert taking over for a round of cold-blooded club-busting blends. Whereas the first spent the past half-decade honing his machine-based mind-control skills and abilities through a stream of EPs for KEY, Granulart and Warm Up Records, the latter broke through more recently with a quartet of pace-setting releases for Len Faki’s Figure imprint.
A full-on hypnotic affair leafing through the darker districts of dubbed-out deep techno, “RYCL.015” eases us in a sunken realm of unquiet oneiric folds and further afield, obscure crannies. Fetcher strikes first with “Arrival” – a pulsating meshwork of distressing signals going pong on the reverbs, as sturdy kick drums and skittish percussions guide the groove onto proper club-ready rails via a clinical 4×4 frame.
Then comes Arthur Robert’s “Petrichor”, an enslaving roller tailored to catch you in its intricate web of sonar-like bleeping and wild, homing hats let loose like hounds on their prey, whilst you progressively lose track of your actual environment to enter a new world of multisensory stimulation and blurred-out abstraction.
Flip the record and here is Robert’s “Centipede” taking over with an uptempo cascade of heavily delayed machine talk, dust-clogged kicks and surgical 4×4 swing bound to have everyone losing their shit in the basement with shadow-knightly swagger and in-your-face attitude. Fetcher’s closing number “Balter” adds a further hip-swaying, breaks-laden, rowdy spin to the overall forward-moving ride, but also some more warmth sound design-wise, which will most certainly find a positive echo in DJs looking for true-school hybrid weaponry – capable to keep the dancing clock ticking in full-swing, without jeopardising the after’s chiller vibes.
As per usual, RYCL.015 comes adorned with a bespoke piece of artwork, this time courtesy of talented Dutch photographer Joris Graaf, and will be pressed on 180-gram audiophile orange gold vinyl for the discerning heads.
Full Track Streaming:
Arthur Robert – “RL. 167”
Eric Fetcher – “Reclaim Your City 425”
Arthur Robert’s EP “Transition (Part 2)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Transition (Part 1)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Arrival (Part 2)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Arrival (Part 1)” on Figure
Arthur Robert’s EP “Draft I” on Reduktion
Arthur Robert’s EP “Alternate Realities” on Atmophile Electronics
Arthur Robert’s EP “Die Flut” on Reduktion
sampler “Fuga II” w/ Arthur Robert on Token Records
compilation “IMF10” w/ Arthur Robert on Index Marcel Fengler
Eric Fetcher’s “Extension EP” on Inpureform
all featured releases from Reclaim Your City