Initiate records kicks off its journey as a label with “Schatz” – a mighty 8 track release representing their sound and musical direction to perfection. “Schatz” means treasure in German, and this label is on a treasure hunt for great music. From broken beats to techno, Initiate loves rich dub infused textures, complex polyrhythmic patterns and good old sound system science bass body feels, and this release does all that!
“Schatz” is the track that gave the EP its name. It’s a hardy 170bpm tribal workout, layered with dubby pads and propelled by a galloping bassline. Following is Plunderer – a pirate of a track with a howling bassline reminiscent of DnB goodness and atmospheres taking you far away in the ocean. Fantasie ties the marauding tracks together with a smokey drone floating above the ocean.
This release is accompanied by 4 great remixes. Hypnotic techno captain Ness remixed Fantasie to create a sailing groove that’ll steam up your dance floor. Circula’s remix of Schatz is a delicious 140bpmpost dubstepdub voyage. It’s Broken. Esoteric. And infused with poetry. Heating things up is Pattrn and Brüne from Durmitor’s remix of Schatz. With a spiraling arpeggiator and a throbbing groove, it propels you far away into your cerebral consciousness. To round things up, 2559 offers a special take on Plunderer, a disorientated post-apocalyptic journey lost in the middle of the tempest where earth isn’t in sight anymore.