Black Sand is a new collaboration combining techno sounds old and new. The duo consists of Max Durante (who produced the first Kynant record) and fellow-Italian, DJ Datch. Their Desert Island EP is heavy on drum machines and classic styling but produced with modern design.
‘Abyss‘ and ‘Black Sea‘ begin the record with restraint, building a groove out of tense layers of underwater atmosphere and a tough low-end. The B-Side pushes the sound harder; the creeping drone of ‘Dead Sea‘ is tailored for DJs to gradually build a room’s energy, whilst ‘High Tide‘ is peak-time material noticeably inspired by the 90s.