Incase you've been away, Hinge Finger is a new and promising label run by Joy Orbison and Will Bankhead. Hinge Fingers arrival on the scene was anything but conspicuous. Which is why our introducing feature on the label was so brief! One inspired mix from Orbison uploaded on to The Trilogy Tapes soundcloud last December was all we had to go on. Those of you that were paying attention during the mix's intro will remember that Orbison is always looking for 'that cutting edge music'. Bearing that in mind, the duo have struck gold with this first release. New-Yorker Madteo has delivered an outstanding ep on all fronts.
The EP is full of hazy, disorientating synths and vocal samples layered on top of fractured and fragmented basslines. A real masterclass in producing. You can preview and buy all four tracks here.
If this EP is up your street make sure you check out Madteo's previous output on Workshop and Meakusma Records. He really is a producer of the highest calibre.
With so much outstanding dance floor orientated bass music coming from UK labels at present it is good to see big names like Orbison pushing the slightly more cerebral end of the spectrum as well. Hopefully this first release is a sign of things to come from Hinge Finger.