4 track EP available in
MP3 / WAV / FLAC digital download and streaming formats
from Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
HeadRead is an Estonian electronic music duo composed of Mikk Saar (Planeet) and Roland Kaur (Slammin). The duo is from Tallinn, formed in 2014 after a few nights of jamming turned into regular studio sessions. Their début EP was released under Thing's Depthwise Music imprint and since then they've released music on such labels as Andy C’s Ram Records, Trace's DSCI4, Electrosoul System's Kos.Mos.Music, Absys Records, and Delta9 Recordings. HeadRead focuses mainly on drum and bass, as both members have a strong background in the genre, dating back to the end of the 90s.
Do you ever watch the same movie more than once? It must be really good to revisit it, right? When it comes to releasing music, we’re guided by the same philosophy. That’s why we’ve had the mighty Estonian duo of HeadRead grace us with another EP. But this EP – entitled “Contra” – will be something quite special because while it’s going to be released in digital format, one of the tracks – “Jazz Force One” – will be available also as a limited-run lathe cut 12” pressed in a few limited copies!
And as for the contents, the EP is yet another piece of evidence to prove how versatile producers these guys are. The opening track entitled “Bleep” deals a heavy blow with its rough-edged synthetic riffs, harsh drums, and a booming bassline. “Contra” leans a bit towards the 8-bit realm, keeping things classy and very old-school-game-like – but at the right BPM, of course. Moving on to “Jazz Force One”, we’re treated to some frantic drum programming and super-thick basslines, with some audible jazzy influences heard in the background throughout the track. The EP closes with “Starcrash” – a no-nonsense tune which is all about the right combination of broken drums, funky flavour, and a growling low end, sprinkled with a bit of synthetic additions here and there to add variety. This EP is a truly enjoyable cross-section of what HeadRead are capable of.