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Olivia Stock
29 November 2023, 12:32

Premiere: Preference ‘Pinch (Plus One Remix)’

Plus One and Preference link up on two nimble, bass-led bangers for Optmst’s Ayeland Audio imprint

Photo of Preference and Plus One

Preference will release a new two-tracker, ‘Pinch’, via Ayeland Audio later this week. Listen exclusively to Plus One’s remix below. 

Having spent the past twelve months shelling dub delights on the Northern Irish underground circuit and beyond, the Belfast-based DJ and producer emerges from the studio with a new dual offering. Murmurating between dub-infused ambient, braindance, and early bass music, ‘Pinch’ packs a mighty cerebral punch while adhering to Preference’s trademark dancefloor principles. Nuanced, metallic textures and fizzing FX swoop around abyss-like bass and drums across the cuts seven-minute runtime, exploring full-screen ambience, clubby breakdowns, and all the hybridised spaces between.

The track arrives alongside a remix from Dublin’s Plus One which introduces a pummelling four-four techno kick. Having previously released techno heat on the city’s premiere underground labels, including First Second Label and Woozy, the Bangor-based producer interposes a deft, muscular beat beneath the bass-led braindance of Preference’s original.

The project lands on Optmst’s Ayeland Audio imprint, launched intitially as a home for the Bangor-born artist’s productions at Vault Artist Studios – an old Belfast college building that was repurposed to house around eighty different artists all from different artistic and social backgrounds.

‘Pinch’ is out 1st December on Ayeland Audio. Listen exclusively to Plus One’s remix below.