As Dense & Pika, Alex Jones and Chris Spero have garnered an enviable reputation
for making devastating club ordnance that finds the sweet spot between dark,
mysterious house and roaring, brawny techno. With over a decade of material under
their belt, Jones and Spero are finally releasing their first studio length album, ‘Colour
Burn’ via major London label BMG, home to the likes of Leftfield, The Prodigy, Holy
Ghost and Faithless.
The pair have unveiled Newcastle’s production powerhouse Patrick Topping’s remix of
their album track ‘Honey’ which features the master of sensual, slow-burn techno,
A remix engineered to instill the darkest dancefloors with rhythmic tremors, Topping
unleashes saw-like synth injections to occupy the track’s pressurised moments, creating
a kick and bassline combination sure to put a twisted smile on the face of listeners. This
remix heralds a tougher sonic trajectory for Patrick, choosing to lend his sound to the
harder outreaches of where his sharpened drum programming and hypnotic melodies
are pleasingly at home.
‘Colour Burn’ is a 13-track composition crossing through downtempo house and
electronica, built as a conceptual sonic representation of the pair’s live audio and visual
set up. The album is a step away from harder and faster material and a move towards a
more leftfield sonic trajectory, featuring a handful of impressive heavyweight features
including former Sepultura’s legend Igor Cavalera and Leftfield.
The impressive features on ‘Colour Burn’ are an insight into the hugely artistic and
visionary A&R skills of Alex and Chris and the start of a new chapter for Dense & Pika
kicking off with the long-awaited release of their first studio length album.