No Future

Moiré, 2017

Downtempo, like any style striving to remain somewhat unobtrusive, too easily veers into vapidity; becoming ignorable. Moiré avoids this pitfall by infusing blunted beats with acid house tensions. Rich bubbles of analogue bass tip into 303 squelches. In fact, No Future takes most of its cues from minimal techno, which makes it right at home on the Ghostly label, out of Detroit (the minimal techno ground zero). That dichotomy, balancing a head-nodding lope with a simmering pressure from below, rescues No Future from any staid sub-generic boundaries.