One of our favourite labels around Left, Right & Centre are kicking off 2022 with a standout release. They are joining forces with upcoming Bristol-based artist Pluralist. The EP guides us on a journey through the countless mutations of techno, marking the third artist-led release from Manchester’s pioneering club night and record label Left, Right & Centre. Rolling through three tracks with the clever use of percussive atmospherics and syncopated beats, ‘B Squared’ is set to entice you onto the dancefloor this year.
Currently based in Bristol, Pluralist has achieved great accolades from his productions, DJ sets and radio shows. He has been firmly rooted in grassroots club culture since 2018 and his influences from this scene can be spotted in all respects. Notably, Pluralist has previously released on Panel Audio, Control Freak Recordings and Manuka Records, as well as hosting regular residencies with Rinse France, 1020 Radio and Komrad.
B Squared commences the EP with an uplifting rhythm, featuring a meandering high pitched vocal and the right amount of rave stabs to make it feel ferociously nostalgic. Following this, Pluralist takes to another mutation of techno with Jerzee, reaching a slightly faster tempo, more broken beats and ecstatic metallic twangs throughout. Dry Martini then steadily brings it down a pace, with punchy underlying bass and rhythmic claps that create a warm staccato feel to conclude the EP.
Pluralist’s productions prove him to be an artist that is constantly pushing the boundaries of his knowledge and his ability to articulate this through sound is what sets him apart from the crowd. ‘B Squared’ will is available as a digital EP to purchase from Left, Right & Centre’s Bandcamp page.