Unrilis relaunches its classic Rilis series with an EP by Samuel L Session and Van Czar.
Samuel L Session is a highly influential Swedish talent and some understand his outstanding legacy over multiple decades including releases on labels like Heiko Laux’s Kanzleramt, Shlomi Aber’s Be As One, Primevil and his own SLS imprint. His tribal techno roots with classics like “Tribe Cut” and “Cycling” are personal favourites from his extensive production catalogue spanning back to 1996.
For the new collaboration EP Route he has teamed up with Belgian artist Yvan Riethulsen aka Van Czar and the pair have recently released on Ben Sims’ Hardgroove, but Yvan also lists labels like KMS Records, which is ran by none other than American legend Kevin Saunderson, as well as also working with hugely respected names like Ken Ishii and Orlando Voorn.
Crafting out yet another set of timeless tools for the highly regarded Italian vinyl label Rilis, it was launched by Rino Cerrone and Mario Manganelli all the way back in 2005 and seems to have had somewhat of a reboot this year.
Route showcases four original tracks with the first being “Air Raid” with a haunting hook and creepy atmospherics creating an extremely tense feeling. “18-022” has a simplified groove with bleeping elements, dramatic clap sequences and just edges as the go to DJ weapon for us. “Route 200” builds with dramatic tension from the stabbing loop texture, creating an epic crescendo of claps and using an intimidating, throbbing bassline to full effect. “Objectivism” is the closing cut on the EP with a raunchy rhythm and funky roll, using bleeps and tweaks to add a quirky character.
You can buy a copy HERE.