UK producer Alex Banks blends elements of techno, electronica and leftfield to create his rhythmically driven sound. This time round he brings us Falling Down, the 3rd single from the artist’s critically acclaimed second album Beneath The Surface released on Mesh.
Following the release of his debut album on Modeselektor‘s Monkeytown Records, Alex reflected on his experiences as an artist and then went on to produce an album for Max Cooper’s Mesh imprint earlier this year which harnessed elements of live performance, at times free-flowing and unpredictable, seamlessly fused with forward-thinking technical production. Falling Down clocks in just over 7 minutes of dynamic electronic tapestry, shifting from deep atmospheric industrial elements to break and old skool rave.
Commenting on the track, the producer has offered, “Falling Down was the last track I wrote for the album. There’s something liberating about having almost finished making a record and then crafting one more tune that encapsulates all of its aspects, and concludes the writing process. Drawing influence from dark techno club experiences, its fierce rolling beats and driving bassline contrast with melodic elements and warm nostalgic synths. Designed to move dance floors and inspire emotion with a euphoric build giving way to filth laden raw beats.”
Label boss Max Cooper adds, “Alex first came to my attention a few years back with his ability to fuse melody and lots of energy in an interesting way, hinged on old UK rave drum breaks and glitch influences, but in a very modern way. It’s something which he’s continued to consistently deliver through to this latest album. This pairing of artistry and club music isn’t easy to create, and I think Alex’s work as a professional sound designer really shines through in his ability to strike that balance.”
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