Mexico's Lokier gears up for her first release with Lenske, "Back To Life EP".
Based in Berlin by way of her hometown Mexico, Lokier has firmly cemented her spot within the European underground scene with appearances at Berghain and Tresor, as well as renowned international venues and festivals Reaktor, Contact, Dimensions, CTM, Nuits Sonores & more. "Back To Life EP" marks Lokier's debut on Lenske, showcasing her ability to fuse the worlds of industrial, rave, techno and trance with an electrifying 3 tracker.
Opening the record is "Back To Life", a minimal techno highlight with deep, foreboding pads and wavering synths. Understated hi-hats and a determined kick drum match with galloping elements, making this opener a solid peak-time pursuit. Dynamic and energetic without being overstated, Lokier produces a seamless track that starts as a meek series of chords and ends in a ferocious triumph.
Far heavier and darker than the opener is "Dimension". This raucous cut bridges the gap between techno and electro, with acid dripped notes and keys that twinkle and echo menacingly. A heaving kick drum and baseline are determined to bring an ominous energy to the forefront while maintaining the fierceness of the initial elements. Without any respite, the track determinedly drives on and commands you to move right up until the final kick.
"Call Me" is the final journey on this record, utilising razor sharp synths and ridged hi-hats. A techno charger from the jump, it's the perfect mid set dynamo, bursting with energy and raw, unbridled power. A pummeling kick drum sets the pace with a moody baseline and crashing cymbals bringing a more rounded texture. Ethereal synth notes duet the deep, grungy synths that expertly balances the mood while alarm bells ring overhead.