New Video/New Audio: Two Propulsive Club Bangers from British Duo Factory Floor

With the release of their self-titled debut in 2003 through renowned electronic dance music label DFA Records, somewhat mysterious British collective Factory Floor received both national and international attention for a minimalist, tweeter and woofer rocking, industrial-house like stomp that sounded as though it could have been released in 1990 or 2013. Interestingly over the past couple of years, the collective has gone through a massive lineup change with founding members Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey still remaining and the now-constituted duo have maintained the act’s reputation for relentlessly re-tooling and reinventing their sound as much as humanly possible; in fact, as you’ll hear on “Dial Me In” and “Ya,” the lead singles off the duo’s long-awaited sophomore effort 25 25, the duo have managed to strip down their sound even more to consist of stomping and insistent percussion, chopped and fragmented vocal samples and melodies floating over the mix, essentially making their sound increasingly propulsive and starkly hypnotic while simultaneously revealing a throbbing and sweaty heart.

Now, while “Dial Me In” manages to sound the most contemporary of the two lead singles, “Ya” manages to sound as though it were influenced by Chicago house — in particular Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan while “Dial Me In” is quite a bit more modern and sounds as though it takes its cues from Berlin-based industrial house.