Terekke, Damn/Pf Pf Pass

Illustration by Holger Lippmann

[Long Island Electrical Systems]

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The debut 12″ by New York producer Terekke sounds like an ideal. As much as people go on about bedroom production and making things to make yourself happy, releases that actually sound like that, with that shade of personal, are few and far between. Damn/Pf Pf Pass is partly indebted to the ethereal end of Chicago house, the Mr. Fingers or Virgo Four school of bass line driven slow burners. Both tracks are so clouded by tape hiss, however, that their dance floor potential is mostly compromised — but such utility is almost surely not the point.

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“Damn” is suffused with a dimly luminous tone and vocal mutterings, smothering a fairly traditional house rhythm in a downcast haze. Even as it slinks into jack-mode, the atmospheric intensity ensures nothing rises too high in the mix. “Pf Pf Pass” is slightly bubblier, particularly in terms of its bass line. It’s inevitably weighed down by slippery synth patterns and more pitched down, unintelligible vocals, and its overall mood is quite similar to that of its counterpart. In short, Damn/Pf Pf Pass is a highly promising debut. Terekke’s muted palettes and drifting ambience display an approach to house music that’s both seductive and uniquely impressionistic.

mats  on August 31, 2011 at 4:30 AM

pf pf pass is such a great track!

Joseph Hallam  on August 31, 2011 at 8:24 AM

The depth that this record goes is really quite amazing.

enda  on August 31, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I’m absolutely loving this.

Tom  on September 1, 2011 at 4:04 PM


harpomarx42  on September 4, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Damn seems very reminiscent of a DJ Qu or Joey Anderson track to me.

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