Makeness, the brainchild of Kyle Molleson, returns with his white label release Temple Works, out June 16th. Off the back of a Minor Science remix being played out by the likes of Jamie XX, Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson and more last summer, the EP marks the producer’s most dance oriented EP yet.
The EP’s first single, ‘‘Carved,” offers a thumping low end and synth hooks that slowly drift in and out of the mix. The 8-minute piece builds towards a distorted drop which rhythmically drives the track to a close. Having recently shared the stage with the likes of Midland, Leon Vynehall and Factory Floor, this release focuses on Makeness’ love for club floors and his ever-impressive production.
The roots of Temple Works date back to the producer’s time in Leeds, which played an important part in both this release and his wider love for dance music. While there, Molleson recorded a friend’s percussion project, G-Bop Orchestra, at an old textile mill in Holbeck, known as Temple Works. The vast openness of the space made for the best natural reverb and is weaved throughout the title track. It was also in Leeds where the producer discovered Cosmic Slop, an all welcoming party with a sound system built by founder and resident DJ, Tom Smith, with donations going towards raising money for local charity MAP (Music and Arts Production). Slop’s intimate and flawless sounding room played a huge part in cementing Makeness’ love for club spaces.