Hot on the heels of In.Toto's inaugural release late last year, label owner B.Traits comes out of the blocks with another brace of tracks on the single "Basic Scenario".
"Breathe Out" displays a definitive love of classic techno tropes; basement room bouncing beats and shuffling, bristling hats delivered with urgency and a slickness that has become a hallmark of her productions over the years. Chopped up vocals are pressed through the effects mangler, puncturing this driving techno cut laced with essential 909 rides and flanged percussion.
On the flip, the rubbery and pounding drums of title track "Basic Scenario" is just as strong; the dense and reverberating beats providing the perfect vibes for a Berghain or Tresor sweat soaked session, as rising synths and frenzied hand claps produce a real element of drama, ramped up with B.Traits' own vocal monologue, suitably twisted by FX to polish off a well rounded and energetic club cut.
With her first In.Toto release selling out of its vinyl run within one day of going on sale, things are looking very promising for the BBC Radio 1 DJ's label, set up to offer a platform, not only for her own music, but for like minded producers and artists she has admired and promoted on her show and in the clubs. 2017 looks set to be a busy year for the label, so watch this space...