Next release on Token is their 100th and of course they are celebrating big with the release of Luke Slater aka Planetary Assault Systems new EP ‘Say It Loud‘ to be out in Vinyl and Digital formats on May 14th, 2021.
As you may know, Planetary Assault Systems is Luke Slater‘s most influential pseudonym, with more than 15 years of Techno history, he became an icon to the underground dance scene all over the world. We couldn\’t be happier to announce PSA new material, especially when the new EP is exhibiting near enough perfect renditions of classic dance-floor moods. Review: 10/10.We highly recommend it. Full details below.
Watch the video for the title track ‘Say It Loud’:
For over 25 years, Slater has delivered unparalleled quality in his music – a formative figure in Techno and instrumental in defining the sound globally, few can touch the Brit for depth, urgency and hit rate.
Exhibiting near enough perfect renditions of classic dance-floor moods, the four track EP is a wrought iron rollercoaster through some of the artist’s most exacting work. Booming opener Bang Wap chugs unrelentingly while a lithe FX line does the bulk of the movement in the high mid range – building tension before a satisfying release in the last quarter. A2 Bolt is classic Planetary Assault Systems – hypnotic and driving with a single sequence dipping in and out of view. On the flip, Say It Loud could be an idiosyncratic hit waiting to happen – dry and tight in the drum department for maximum effect, and featuring a recurring vocal sample chopped and skewed for tension. Closer Shine takes a deeper, more psychedelic route with shades of the classic, jacking Detroit sound in the pitch bent lead line, but maintains the energy throughout with stylish delay sends upping the ante where required, all in all delivering a neat finish to the EP.