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Inkwell @ BassCoast Music Festival

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver, BC-based producers Inkwell (aka Cam Smith begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting and Ryan Trann) deliver Kneesocks, the first EP to be released on new western Canadian label Danksoul. Cam Smith and Ryan Trann met while studying audio engineering. Performing around western Canada since 2006, together they create dance floor-friendly house and techno by improvising with various formats, including their own hardware and software creations. Their three-track EP starts off with "Kozeark," a deep tech-house track full of slow building rhythmic clicks over a solid funk groove. The self-titled track is comparable to Montréal's Akufen for its experimental, funky micro-cuts and playful, rhythmic, two-stepping aesthetic. Mathew Jonson's younger brother, Hrdvsion, remixes the last track. Hrdvsion transforms his remix of "Kneesocks" into a glitchy, grooving track with chunky, driving, harmonious progressions to carry it through. Danksoul delivers a strong first release. Hopefully the quality of this is a sign of what's to come.

Volle Punktzahl vorneweg für das neckische Cover, das umso mehr Freude bereitet, wenn man im Inneren mit „Kozeark“ einen dreckig durchschwingenden Schieber vorfindet, der an die großen Tage Areals erinnert. „Kneesocks“ fiept dagegen fast zu hysterisch, und es regnet aus jeder Ecke verdrehte Synthieschnippsel, zwischen denen erst über die Basslinie, dann über schwelgerische Digistreicher Ordnung geschaffen wird. Hrdvsion führt in seinem Remix schließlich gewohnt eindrücklich vor, wie perfekt sich derlei Bleeps ausnehmen, wenn sie kontinuierlich zu einem Flow gebündelt und strukturiert werden, der sich dann peu à peu in die Breite zur Raserei steigert. -

Nouvelle sortie du label Canadiens Danksoul Recordings, un label qui en est à ça troisième sortie, avec une sortie digitale en 2007 suivi par le second volume en 2008, nous avons attendu 2 ans avant de pouvoir entendre parler de nouveau du label.

Mais c'est surtout la première sortie vinyle qui nous intéresse, oui vous avez bien comprit, ce n'est pas aujourd'hui que le vinyle disparaitra.

Alors que vient de commencer les J.O. d'hiver, le label nous trouve une belle ouverture pour nous balancer à la figure ce maxi trois titres.

Entre Techno old-school et House bien épuré, le label tente ça chance dans un style que peu de monde essaie de ce lancer. Et bien c'est avec plaisir que nous leur donnons la médaille d'or au duo Inkwell pour leur composition qui change vraiment de ce que nous pouvons entendre en ce moment, nous passons un pur moment, et espérons les réentendre très prochainement.

Alors prenez vos skis cette hiver et descendez les pentes neigeuses sur la douce musique d'Inkwell. A noter la présence d'un remix du morceau "Kneesocks" par Nathan Jonson alias Hrdvsion.

Une version qui donne la pêche et retourne sans aucun doute un dancefloor. -


Inkwell - Kneesocks (12", EP) Danksoul 2010
Rain Or Shine (4xFile, MP3) Archipel 2008

Love’s Duel EP (12”, EP) Melting Fire (Inkwell Remix) Wagon Repair 2008

Tracks Appear On:
Tsugi Bonus Digital 8 : Archipel (10xFile, MP3, Comp, 192) This Machine Is Just F… Tsugi Sampler 2009



In 2004, cinch (Cam Smith begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting) and Ryan Trann met while studying audio engineering at the Art Institute of Vancouver-Burnaby. They became friends and created “Inkwell”, a product of two minds from vastly different backgrounds. The two bring their musical flavours together to produce a unique combination of techno and house; aggressiveness and subtelty. Rocking homemade gear in their live performance, these two Canadians are involved in all aspects of techno production. Truly jacks of all trades, you’ll find them designing sounds, hardware, and software, all as a means to an end; a seriously bumpin’ dancefloor. Minimal Techno is the backbone of their set, but it often veers in other more diverse territory without warning. Their spontaneity and improvisation when playing live, provides for a unique experience each time and the energy they put forth on stage translates to the studio effortlessly. Their productions vary, mixing genres and ideals, but in the end it always comes out sounding fresh and clean. Based in Vancouver, they’ve been performing in and around western Canada since 2006 as a part of the Danksoul Recordings crew, with whom they release with. Recently they have had releases on Pheek’s label Archipel Musique and Mathew Jonson’s Wagon repair. Currently they are slated to release Danksoul Recordings first 12” entitled “Inkwell – Kneesocks” with support from Hrdvsion as a remixer. Set to come out in February 2010.