You don’t need us to remind you that Sweden is looking pretty paramount as far as its contributions to global Dance music are concerned. Maybe it was something in the water, but even the kids are giving its fair share of bonafide legends a run for their money. One of the grittier contenders, Linus Eklöw, has incessantly fought any predispositions that it was all tame-Euro House with a consistent wave of heavy-handed Electro grooves to suit every walk of the industry.
But the mechanically superior stylings of Stockholm’s Electro orientated master prove on ultimate form for the formatively sharp dub-version of ‘Devastate’ having had the original featured as part of OSWLA’s free Beatport compilation. As precise and melodically scattered as the seminal offerings that made his name, Style Of Eye’s transitions from euphoric lead work to aptly devastating drops marks exactly why there has been so much hype surrounding this contemporary Swedish Electro-stud. Previewed exclusively by Pete Tong on his Essential Selection, this latest concentrated dose of aggressively sound club fuel is sure to make a lasting impression on the more timid European exports currently cluttering the Beatport charts and international airwaves alike with the aftermath of a fatal shot to the crotch.
Words by Dan Carter