Tessela – RS1505

Tessela has been well and truly inducted into the R&S family with this third release via the iconic label. It also appears that he has had something of a musical re-evaluation on this release, replacing the usual amen break sample with some synthesised sequences, modulating through different phases. Although there are two tracks on this single, Bottom Out is the star of the show, and Total Music merely serves as an outro to the release. Bottom out is a minimalist affair that relies on short acid bubbles over a restrained percussive foundation and it all sounds like it all came from the same modular synth. Musical proximity, Kowton offers up the remix on this occasion with something that’s indubitably more dance floor friendly, without taking anything away from the original’s charm.