One of the most talented producers hailing from the North of Ireland right now, Cartin, has just released a juggernaut two-track EP. The electric producer & live act serves up a two-track offering that further confirms the hype surrounding his music, as the youngster serves up a glistening release that screams rave euphoria.
Cartin is undoubtedly one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the North of Ireland in recent years, and the youngster has cemented his status as ‘next up’ in Ireland, following in the footsteps of trailblazing path blazed by local contemporaries such as Kessler, EMA, Kettama, and Sputnik One. Cartin’s dynamic live performances have become the stuff of legend in recent times as his idiosyncratic approach to playing live see’s him incoprate live guitar components into practically everything he creates.
The young star is still running off the back of his debut Boiler Room performance at the coveted AVA Festival, alongside a number of revered releases on Extended Play, Nocturne, Rudimentary Records and Part 4 Records. A recent mini-tour of India as part of a cultural exchange with Celtronic, alongside show’s across Ireland have galvanised Cartin’s repertoire as a serious live performer.
His latest release see’s him take the non conformist approach that runs deep through his live sets, turning his head away from UK inspired techno and looking towards glossy bass excursions. Touching on garage, french house, slippery UK bass & psychedelic house that seems somewhat reminiscent of early Four Tet works – the youngster has really put his foot forward on his latest offering.
‘Smasha’ is a sure-fire festival heater; glitching, pitched vocals provide a sense of alien-like futurism as french-house synth stabs and punchy kicks combine across a kaleidoscopic five minutes of grab-your-mates-and-hug-them energy.
‘Rolla Flex’ maintains the same luminous energy but with a frenzied twist; channelling the golden-era of Julio Bashmore on a house-licked cut of techno designed for cloudless days and no worries.