Culprit brings 2017 to a close with a label debut from one of the most respected and experienced artists to ever grace the Los Angeles imprint. Martin Eyerer is a Berlin-based artist with a 20+ year glittering production and DJing career, whose original music and remixes have been major parts of stories for the likes of Buzzin’ Fly, Renaissance, Sender, Moodmusic, Audiomatique, Great Stuff and his own Kling Klong labels. The man is a consummate professional with a creative output of the highest quality. It’s a particular pleasure for Culprit to have someone of Martin’s stature create music specifically with it in mind. The label also welcomes a Panamanian (via Berlin) DJ/production duo Keene Brothers aka K.E.E.N.E., who have collaborated with Martin on the title track.
The releases two originals showcase Martin Eyerer’s sound design precision, his knack for memorable synth melodies and an impeccable feel for dynamics. “Affection” features a relaxed midtempo groove with a pretty cascading melodic hook. “Into The Night,” a joint effort with K.E.E.N.E., has a superb rising and falling dynamic, an intricate synth interplay and spacey textures – confident artists merging their signature sounds with the label’s musical sensibility.
The remix came to fruition organically as Martin picked Ken Gibson aka [a]pendics.shuffle out of the entire Culprit roster. Ken Gibson has deep roots with Culprit’s – the label’s second ever EP release and its first LP were by this Southern California-based studio wizard. His immaculately produced rework ups the tempo and brings a touch of Acid to the proceedings.