Who is the mysterious Patrick Conway? Nobody seems to know. What’s not in doubt is the quality of his debut release, the ‘Sandy Lane EP’, out through Rekids. The title cut is all heavenly synth chords, understated counter melodies and thumping kicks, before a second act that raises the stakes with breakbeat percussion; ‘Orbit’ revolves around fractured beats, acid and IDM atmospheres, with a joyous remix from Pangaea.

We did manage to find out that he considers his music “deep ravey techno”, an apt description, and that he’s influenced by “UK rave: Fantazia, Eclipse, Obsession, hardcore, jungle, Fabio & Grooverider, Mickey Finn, 2 Bad Mice, Ellis Dee, UK garage, Moving Shadow, Suburban Base,” and “Sheffield bleep and Warp: Aphex Twin, Luke Vibert, Artificial Intelligence series, LFO”, plus “Detroit: UR, Carl Craig circa early ‘90s, Juan Atkins”. Those varied influences are evident in his sound so far, and we’ve heard forthcoming tracks ‘Double Viper’ (a sub-bass minimal techno bounce) and ‘Low End Activist’ (a broken garage banger featuring Trim), which bode extremely well. Whoever he is, Patrick’s got it going on.
— DJ Mag on Patrick Conway - https://djmag.com/features/may-cheeky-bubblers

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