Back in the hot seat for the third release on his imprint Troubleshoot Recordings, is label boss Jon Selbo. After a well-received debut on his label, Selbo puts forward a four-track EP combining a variety of club cuts ranging from snappy breaks to synth-heavy techno. The Cursor EP is a perfect demonstration of Selbo’s breadth of production skills and outlook on how he puts together an EP.
Opening the record, “Pixel Shift” sports a devilish square bass and atmospheric lead lines gelled together with tight breakbeats. Kicking things off with dancefloor euphoria during the breakdown as the main melody bubbles towards the surface.
Shortly after that strong start, “Falling” boasts a hooky vocal, floating pads, colossal stabs and syncopated percussion which help Selbo produce this up-tempo, peak-time club track ready for any dancefloor.
After wrapping up the A side, the title track “Cursor” commences with a cinematic intro that builds towards fast-paced, obnoxious breaks tied with an arpeggiated bassline, both topped with menacing 303 acid.
Closing the EP, Selbo stays in the fast lane with this his track “Tubular”. Stripped back raw percussion-filled grooves accompanied with trancey chords and rave stabs set this one up to be a fan favourite. Subtle vocal samples littered throughout the track help to round off the EP with plenty of energy.
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