"Pillowtalk" is one of those tracks that proves there's still a lot of creativity in today's techno scene. Pivoting on a vocoder hook that's neither cheesy nor common, the track is full of clever arrangement tricks - including an unforgettable turnaround fill that redefines the word "pop".
"Bermuda" is equally infectious. Arcader's clever sense of rhythm, combined with chunky production, sets the tone for this peak time groover. Starting with bouncy drums and a subby bass wobble, "Bermuda" evolves quickly into a catchy romp that's both minimal and memorable.
We're happy to have Arcader in the Academik family this year. His formula for minimal yet funky tech is a breath of fresh air for today's techno and tech house scenes - and the Pillowtalk EP is a testament to that.
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Here's what top DJs and EDM blogs are saying about this EP:
Song of the Day - Notable Dance
Comments: pillowtalk is incredible... what a tune
Comments: Thank you.
Jan van Lier
Comments: I'm down with Bermuda! :)
Comments: Loving both tracks.
Comments: Nice tunes!
Comments: Great grooves. Supporting Pillowtalk.Jason Jenkins (Hypersonic Radio)
Comments: Perfect amount of heaviness and funk + techno. 5 star.
Comments: I love the Pillowtalk track. Very cool in its minimalism yet full and thick.
Toddy B (Hypersonic Radio)
Comments: Arcader is the man!! All of these will be going in my rotation!!
Comments: Another solid release from the Academik stable, sounds thick and punchy!