Polish born, London based producer VTSS’ first project for Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint is hard, fast and uncompromising, cementing her place as one of the new premier techno producers.
From the AFX hall-of-mirrors of the opener, ‘The need to avoid’, to the gabber yelps of ‘Propaganda of success’, the EP echoes the heritage of vintage drill & bass while honouring that style’s innate sense of humour and reflecting VTSS’s own irrepressible persona. Equal parts moody and freaky, the EP’s off-step tempos and laser-maze drum patterns are an inventive foil to VTSS’s industrious four-to-the-floor bruisers, a continuation of ideas she introduced into her music on ‘Woah’, from recent EP “Borderline Tenderness” on VEYL, which featured club anthem ‘Goin Nuts’, a collaboration with LSDXOXO. Maja has also become an active musical collaborator with artists like Varg, Randomer and Emma DJ whose music has inspired “Projections” elastic rhythm play.
RIYL: Aphex Twin, Daniel Avery