R&S welcome back techno icon Benjamin Damage with his new double headed single Malfunction/Binary.
‘Montreal’ from his debut R&S EP proved to be one of the labels biggest techno releases of the last few years – the pummelling drums, intense atmosphere and obsidian melodies are synonymous with the music that has made the label timeless.
Road tested in Benjamin’s heavy artillery live shows across the globe, Malfunction / Binary pick up where the last EP left off – pistoning rhythms, breakneck beats and monolithic bass, but this time the mood is more reflective and optimistic – skying cloud-like pads offer a dreamy counterpoint.
Made between London and Berlin, Benjamin’s wanderlust and restless studio dynamic sees him continually breaking down his gear to travel,
“Being on tour with all my gear I find it quite easy to work in new places,” he explains. “I like the energy of different cities and its good to keep moving.”
This new single is released ahead of a huge live show at Sonar by Night in Barcelona where he shares the bill with the likes of Modeselektor and Helena Hauff. With ‘Malfunction/Binary’ sure to do the business and an album in progress for R&S scheduled for 2019 it’s going to be an exciting year ahead!