In anticipation of the forthcoming Function – Recompiled package, due out towards the end of the year, Infrastructure presents Vex | Dmo, three tracks from two of David Sumner‘s lesser known alter-egos. Produced between ’98 and ’99, the tracks were originally released separately on 2 different 12’s, and now come together, re-mastered on INF-014.
‘VEX-1‘ is Sumner‘s rightful slice of historic Brooklyn House pie, amongst contemporaries like Joey Beltram, or the output of labels like Nu-Groove. Made while living and working at the now infamous music building in Manhattan, with synthesiser mecca Rouge Music downstairs, the track is a great insight into what was going at the Inanimate Objects studio during that time.
The Dmo sessions were a nod to the more spaced out, string laden Deep House that resonated out of Chicago towards New York, but was also readily available at clubs like Shelter. Both ‘Fifteen‘ and ‘Movement‘ have capture a certain dreamlike quality, and offer a rare chance to hear another side of the producer we now know best as Function. The record received heavy support from the likes of Timmy Regisford, who made it a Shelter classic, playing it every Saturday at the club for four years. The original pressing was also one of legendary East Village record store Dancetrax’s biggest selling 12’s of that era. Now some 15 years later, it’s re-mastered from the original DAT sessions and graces the entire B side of INF-014.