Pointbender – Remote Locations EP // 530D008

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530Techno, the boutique record label based in rural Northern California, closes out 2011 with the seminal Remote Locations EP from Austin, Texas based Pointbender (Thoughtless Music, Harmonious Discord).

Deep, warm analog electronics fully expose the soul in the machine throughout this dynamic EP with remixes from legendary west-coast house producer, Jay Tripwire (Poker Flat, Nordic Trax, Seasons) and soul-tech super hero, The Munk Machine.

Semicircle, is a dubbed out journey dripping with the humid vibes of a torrential rain storm. Epic and beautiful, Pointbender’s artistry here is in his ability to  capture a feeling and sense of place in his music.  Pointbender’s trademark keys, and deep, bumpin tech-house beats keep the groove locked for both original tracks.  Remote Locations, takes us into funkier territory with an irresistibly bumpin bass line. As the track progresses with his excellent use of live electronics, it expresses both the anticipation, excitement and the sorrow of being away from home.

On remix duties, Jay Tripwire summons the cosmic funk with his signature brand of trippy west-coast tech-house on Remote Locations. Bumpin up the acid in the bassline and adding some eargasmic three-dimensional lasers into the mix, he adds immense depth and spatialization to the track. Play this at 4 am on a sweaty dance floor of underground house heads and watch the impending freakdom.

Fast forward to Alpha City 2144 and soul-tech super hero, The Munk Machine transforms Semicircle into a futuristic monster of minimal grooving techno. Keeping the deep vibe and atmosphere of the original track but catapulting us into a synthetic Blade Runner-eque landscape of circuits and bass, The Munk Machine remix is the go to track for the main room.

DJ Support

Mikael Stavöstrand (Adjunct Audio / Stockholm / Los Angeles)
” The Munk Machine Remix is awesome ! .. thanks”

Christian Martin (Dirtybird / San Francisco)
“Great to hear new stuff from Jay Tripwire!”

Tyler Stadius (Proton / Dinamo FM / Vancouver)
“Heavy tracks here. Serious vibe to them. Great Remix from Jay. Thanks!”

Audiojack (Gruuv / 20:20 Vision / UK)
“Jay Tripwire puts a really nice spin on the original, support!

Arthur Oskan (Thoughtless, Beretta / Toronto)
“Nice pack! Title cut and Jay’s remix is golden as usual. Thanks!”

Chris Fortier (Fade Records / NYC)
” All the way Jay!”

Justin Harris (Music For Freaks / UK)
” Really feeling jay’s mix here…!”

Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West / UK)
“The Munk Machine mix is pretty dark man ! Will give a spin for sure, thanks :)”

David Scuba (Superfreq/ Los Angeles)
“Semicircle. Great late night track….Nailed it!!!!!”

Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music / Toronto)
” Nice work boys – support!!!!”

SLAM / Orde Meikle (Glasgow, UK)
“Will spin Jay Tripwire’s Remix, Thanks guys!”

Andrew Grant (DC-10 / Barraca, Ibiza)
” Tripwire remix for me!”

Android Cartel (ViVa MUSiC / Noice! / Los Angeles)
” Dope release guys. Jay did an amazing remix as well!”

Brothers Vibe / Tony Rodriguez (BV Black, Jersey Underground, Mixx, Som Underground / NYC)
” Good mixes!”

Roger Sanchez (Stealth Records / Ibiza)
“Will try out The Munk Machine Remix.”

Marc LaCasse (Bar Italia/UMFM 101.5 / Canada)
” JT always brings the fire. straight up tech with a deeper side of house to augment the listeners stance, nto into the wobbley acid later but i know folks will dig it ”

Andrea Ferlin (Sleep Is Commercial / Berlin)
“Jay’s remix for me thanks!”

Signal Deluxe (Blaq, Trenton, Fade / Mexico City)
“Big fans of Point bender’s music!! lovin this release plus Jay’s remix!!! phatt combo!! full support!! from Mexico!”

Rulers Of The Deep (Tallinn Express)
” Semicircle will get radio play from me”

Dj Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice / New Zealand / Asia)
” Wicked EP. Loving the Jay Tripwire mix!” – Review will be featured in Ibiza-Voice.com

Karraskilla (Biatchcorp/ NYC)
” Great release, I see people closing the eyes while dancing in the middle of the dance floor, . Thanks”

Billy Disciple (Bar13 / Love NYC / Undulate / NYC)
” Nice work boys! Jay Tripwire remix in the bag!!”

Benji Candelario (Rhythm Mix / Mexico City)
” Funky Tune!!”

Greg Fenton (i-Dj, MagazineSixty / UK)
“Really dig Remote Locations and the munk machine remix. will be reviewing for Magazine Sixty.”

Gunther Sabbagh (B018 , Beirut)
“Great Release!!”

Andrew Duke (Cognition Radioworks / Canada)
” Jay Tripwire remix is sweet! Thanks.”

Hjalmar Hake (KZFR Chico, Black Market Disco / USA)
“Yet another great 530 release! Big fan of The Munk Machine remix!!”

Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show / USA)
” The originals are solid.. Will get Radio play from me!”

Isreal Vich (Designforms / Peru)
“Remote Locations  Tripwire Remix is cool , Original is good also thnx”

Pole FOLDER (Reworck / Belgium)
” Nice EP. Jay Tripwire remix for me.”

Light IDR (Infradig / Mexico)
” For me Jay Tripwire rmx. thanks!”

JAK (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
” Semicircle for those late night sets. Thanks!”

Yamil (Sounds of Earth / Argentina)
” Remote Locations (Jay Tripwire Remix) is my fav!”

Jubilee (Hidden Records / Washington D.C.)
” Remote locations is for me !!”

Brien Ferguson (Ibiza Voice, HotHouse / US)
” The Munk Machine slays! Love the angular funk and woozy deep tech vibe. Both takes on “Remote Locations” also very superfly. Top notch release.”

Federico Epis (Uraguay)
” Good job. Semicircle (Original Mix)”

LilRoj (Subsensory Recordings / Portland)
” Digging Semicircle original. Solid grooves, thank you!”

Giannis Chrysogonou  (Weekender Mix / Greece)
“Good Stuff !! Jay remix works for me”

Eric Davenport (Geisha House Music / Los Angeles)
” I did the rhythms on Semicircle. Herky jerky stuff.”

Vazik (Sounds of Earth / Mexico)
” Semicircle is my fav, thx.!”

Jevne Miller (One Thirty Recordings, ssradiouk / UK)
“Really like the OG Semicircle mix!”

Lucas Rodenbush (E.B.E. / Los Angeles)
“Really nice music, here right in time for the clock’s turn!”

Gil Kuruneri (NOSI Music / NYC)

Omid 16b (SexOnWax / ALOLA / Matter / MOS / UK)
“Full Support for Jay Tripwire Remix from Omid 16B! ”

Dave Seaman (Rennaissance, Audio Therapy / UK)
“Tripwire mix is cool!”

Paul Corey (Cacophonous Bling / Resident Advisor / UK)
“Great EP. Druggy, moody stuff, just how I like it.”

Additional support from: Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Ritchie Hawtin, Claude VonStroke, Sebastian Ingrosso

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