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Single review: Simon Carter - Deep & Dirty

Time for something I have always meant to start adding to Elektro Vox as a whole is Industrial Techno having fallen in love with it over the years but never quite delving in to it properly, with this review of 'Deep & Dirty' I feel like now is the perfect time to do so!


Hardstyle, Industrial & Fun tracks.

Not to be taken too seriously!

Simon has been in and around the electronic music scene for a long time and has several other projects including 'Studio-X vs. Simon Carter', 'SD-KRTR', 'Narconic', and 'Humans Can't Reboot'.



First of all I will say both of these tracks are fantastic and have the same quote samples shouting at 'Simon' and to get away from a 'device' which adds one hell of a dramatic flare to the whole thing. I could be very wrong but I vaguely remember these samples being from 'Ultimate Force' or at least a very similar military themed show.

"I was once told by someone that my latest track was good but needed more 'Simon', I've no idea what they meant but hopefully this meets their requirements..."


A deceptive opening that creates that real sense of euphoric inclusion and connection in a chilled out way, the kind of techno that plays smoothly as you transition between nightclub rooms or from scene to scene in a film.

After the samples have played out their first full loop, the drop in to the meat of the track kicks in and pulls those electronic soul strings in a supremely satisfying way even though there is a chilled flow to it all rather than an intensive beat kick like you'd expect from industrial techno.

That is until 4:26 when the bass starts to thump a little louder, a little more deeply, and fleshes out the layers of audio enjoyment.

A strong and smooth half to the release, like sipping on a fine bourbon on the rocks, it has all the right notes but doesn't hit you too hard.