83370 is the first transmission from Ollie Viero and Nico Serrus, a pair of French brothers who grew up in a beach town along the coast of the French provence, Saint-Ayg, which has since become the basis for their name: SiNTEG.
Now based in Montreal, their collective output has made up the bulk of Fur Trade Recordings signature sound - this sixth label offering is the third to feature one of the two brothers at the helm. They're fresh and prolific and, as such, they're the sound of a new generation of Montreal producers. Viero's version of house music is upbeat, fiercely layered with percussive Latinized shuffles and neck-snapping samples. Meanwhile, brother Mindbend is one of the label's co-founders and has been designing its style and directions since the beginning. Together, Sinteg is a breeding ground of propulsive dance music punctured with tiny shards of Detroit funk and Chicago soul, but with the brittle dryness of techno substituting in for the deepness of house. Montreal producer and DJ Jordan Dare wraps the four-track EP with a remix of "Yaxkin" that strips back the polyphonic percussion and reveals the track's spacier underpinnings.
Teklife's DJ Earl uses his sampling techniques to reach back into dance music’s soul roots, pulling up bits of the past as a means of mapping out a course for the future. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 1, 2020