DJ Frequency & DJ Speed have unveiled their latest offering under the monarch ‘Loopmasters’ on their self-titled imprint. The third iteration of the Loopmasters label sees the Wicklow natives strip things back, serving up 4 spacey cuts dedicated to their late friend, Kav.
Irish-born, Berlin-based label Loopmasters has been supplying high-grade reduced techno cuts since its inception in 2023. The label is home to productions from label owners DJ Frequency & DJ Speed, under their own alias as well as Loopmasters. The imprint’s mission is simple yet intricate, as the Wicklow natives release techno in its purest form; stripped-back, funk-laced and dizzying.
Both Frequency and Speed have earned their stripes as DJs over the years, becoming regulars on both the Berlin and Dublin scenes. Their renegade approach to DJing and production has taken them down a path that captures the spirit of techno, paying homage to the greats who came before them while putting their own stamp on the minimalistic sound they desire.
Their latest release ‘No Time To Explain’ marks their first of 2024. The 4-track EP showcases their most stripped-back offering yet, as the pair burrow down a hazy tunnel of hypnotic sounds. The A-side is home to straight-to-the-point syncopated funk, as the pair lay down crackling percussive grooves and nosediving soundscapes. The B-side sees the Loopmasters turn their heads to jolting broken rhythms, referencing the sounds of Birmingham & Spain while interweaving decrepitate synth lines and whirling vocal loops.