Continuing to ramp up its promo push for Apparat's new mix for DJ-KiCKS, !K7 has let got of an exclusive production from the producer today. Last week there was a more intellectual tease in the form of a new interview with the musician + producer—which you can check out here: Apparat | Interview—but this week it's all about the music.
"Sayulita" embodies the essence of Apparat's mix. It sounds pretentious to say it, but the track pools all the sounds that he touches on across the 24 tracks and boils them down to this one singular entity. It's techno, but its more than that. It has echoing indie-rock guitar riffs, a gallop that could sit seamlessly alongside the more avant forays into dubstep (Burial, Martyn and the like—both featured on the mix) and a drum breakdown that has more in common with some post-jazz, post-rock world than it does with the clubs. As far as dance music goes, it doesn't get more intellectual than this (before it spills over into a birds nest of clicks and hisses, that is).
Here's what Sascha Ring and the label had to say:
"Named after the Mexican town where Sascha Ring, b/k/a Apparat, recently decamped to record forthcoming material, 'Sayulita' is his exclusive contribution to his DJ-KiCKS mix; a 130bpm track that he admits contains the elements he was embracing at the time. Harnessing the shaky, organic percussion, big hoover like bass sounds and the erratic guitar chops that cut through the rising pads it blends somewhat brilliantly with Joy Orbison’s "The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow" on the mix but also manages to stand up to repeated listens on its own; fully blossoming into a somewhat angular exercise in where Ring is at right now sonically - complete with curved reverb tails across the snare drums while the low end chomps at the bit behind it."
It's always best to just hear for yourself.
— Joshua P. Ferguson
Apparat | Sayulita (192 mp3)