JackWasFaster makes his debut for Factor City with four excellent dancefloor cuts that bridge the currents of slow-mo techno and cosmic disco, a perfect blend of darkness and light. The EP is completed with a dope remix by Younger Than Me.
Manu Cachero, a.k.a. JackWasFaster, is one of Madrid’s brighest talents. With previous releases in Rotten City, Nein or Esthetique, it was a matter of time before we saw his music landing in Factor City. JackWasFaster’s work has earned him a wealth of support from some of the scene names such as Andrew Weatherall, Sean Johnston, Massimiliano Pagliara, or Curses, to name a few.
Opening the EP, we find “Busybody killer” a slow heater where we can hear his EBM and post-punk influences creating a dark futuristic landscape. Tomorrow’s harvest.
Or not, because there’s a lot of light on the EP as well. “Luddites Fan Page” is a disco-infected tune full of bright synths and instant melodies. Manu’s voice on the background gives the track a Balearic touch. We find the same sound coordinates, feel-good vibes and sense of humor on “They don’t make commercials as they used to.” Here arpeggiated synths lead this playful song, perfect for summer dancefloors as things are winding down or up.
The last original track is “Perro viejo”. And darkness is back again. There’s something to fear in this 12’ apocalyptic jam built around pulsating beats, an industrial atmosphere, and acid synths.
We asked rising Italian duo Younger Than Me to remix one of the tracks from the EP and they chose “Perro viejo”. They’ve condensed and tensed the original by adding synth stabs and vocal chops. Rave on!
Artwork and illustration by David Imbernon. Mixed at Bendito Sonido. Mastered by K-Effect.