No_4mat - Eddie’s EP - ROOS005 - Running Out Of Steam
A1: Nuthin Left 2 Say
B1: High Rider
B3: Riddm (Dj Ædidias Remix)
Running Out Of Steam have quickly established themselves as one of the pacesetters in the world of emotionally driven club music, so it’s truly a match made in heaven as NYC No_4mat joins the roster.
When he isn’t promoting Black and Asian solidarity through his visual effects work with Nike, Mikhael Villegas is crafting his own characteristic take on the techno format; brimming with exploration atmospherics, emotional familiarity and cry-in-the-club energy.
‘Nuthin Left To Say’ begins our journey in a sombre mood; synth stabs bleep and bloop as the bassline wobbles and subtle vocal samples act as a guide through our mutually felt sadness; a tale of emotional distance and the void that inevitably widens when words begin to fail.
Deepness is the order of the day on Mantis Hands collaboration ‘Riddm’; a swirling vortex of rhythmic noise that provides the perfect jumping off point from warm-up to heads down. ‘High Rider’ has a more progressive approach - across six minutes angelic sound patterns and early Bicep-esque house energy inspire movement and deep self-reflection.
The two toughest tracks on the record see us out as ‘Rockergirl’ blasts off into space in a kaleidoscope of colour and imagination; a real feeling of expressiveness and incredible discovery pushing the listeners emotional palette to breaking point, before the pounding triple-kicks and staple No_4mat sensitivity see us out amongst cries of ‘one more tune’.