This week’s FACT mix comes from Trevino, the house-inclined alias of Marcus ‘Intalex’ Kaye.
When you hear the words “house” and “alias”, it’s easy to think of people making their music more polite, but that’s far from the case with Trevino. The first released result of Intalex’s – an acclaimed producer in the drum’n’bass world for well over a decade – drop in tempo was ‘Chip’, an 808-driven howitzer that paired streamlined drums with builds of wild synth flare; to us, it seemed to take the blueprint that Intalex’s old sparring mates Instra:mental had established on their album Resolution 653 and firmly up the ante.
2012 has been a remarkable year for Trevino: ‘Chip’ was followed by the three-track Tactical Manoevre EP (both released on Martyn’s 3024 label), while releases also arrived on Ben Klock’s Klockworks, [Nakedlunch], The Nothing Special and Kaye’s own Revolve:r label. Perhaps Kaye’s finest moment yet as Trevino, the sinister ‘Under Surveillance’, found a home on Apple Pips.
FACT mix 360 comes on the eve of Trevino’s appearance at secretsundaze’s New Year’s Eve party, which sees your man joined by Martyn, Amir Alexander, Detroit maestro Andres and residents James Priestly and Giles Smith; for more information and ticket details, click here. Trevino’s blinding remix of James Priestley & Marco Antonio’s ‘Speed’ is out on secretsundaze’s label today – check it out here, and enjoy his FACT mix below.