Following two tracks on the label compilation “Variables,” Iranian-born, Berlin-raised DJ and producer Nyma returns to Items & Things with Kybernetik, his debut solo release for the label, released here as a digital exclusive. A mainstay on Berlinʼs club scene and perennial figure in the Items & Things camp, Nyma hones his craft with Kybernetik, its slow burning disco groove and relentless funk guaranteed to function as adequately in a warm up set as at peak time; its contagious rhythms as appropriate for that early morning injection of energy or for the creation of that late night disco explosion.
Fusing organic instrumentation with machine, the driving rhythms, slap-bass hits, and infectious guitar riffs of the original are drawn out on the EPʼs flip side, with the dub version bringing the bass even further into the forefront of the mix: breathing additional groove into the track whilst nevertheless maintaining the dynamic intensity of the original.
Remix duties come from label boss Marc Houle, who in true Items & Things fashion strips Nymaʼs original down to its bare bones, sprinkles it with his unique blend of experimental techno, and turns the bass up to eleven. What results is a mix as eerie as it is groove driven: its building lead lines, stuttering 909 hats, and synth eccentricities a flawless expansion on the funk of the original.
1. Kybernetik (Original Mix)
2. Kybernetik (Dub)
3. Kybernetik (Marc Houle Remix)
Release date: March 3, 2013
Digital download available at Beatport.