Compared to the likes of Nick Holder and Leyton Glen, Dylan Taylor, the person behind the dylan check alias brings us a living proof of the rawest form of self indulgence. Focusing more on the emotional impact, it truly represents something grander that what is heard by the ear.
Caravan, The beginning, a persistent and hopeful journey, unaware of its destination leads us through a hypnotic trace of calming, minimal, and transcendental aspects. Glued together by a moving line of percussion that doesn’t let go, keeping everything in its place. Alongside the kick and contrasting bass, it goes in and out between luscious pads and a ‘hopeful’ vocal line; the element that most appreciatively defines the tracks attitude. It tends to fold out on the more ambient, dub side of techno.
D. Tiffany holds the place of Caravan’s remix. Her pulsating interpretation of the track lets the the whole sound reshape in a newer light. From her tasteful mid-ranged tom line and driving kick, to her raw percussion that gives us a different attitude, carrying the slowly, yet surely building elements from its modest beginnings to the most confident sounding interpretation to be heard.
Off the Path leaves late at night, going in another direction. Like caravan, we see the same recurring theme. The (much louder) kick is more evident in this journey, much more aware of its place here. Alongside the careful footsteps, It leaves the extra space for the inspiring, warm synth to really express its self. Building, gliding, and restating its breathless beauty every chance it gets. The minimal, careful percussion supports these subjects as they unfold. The blanker canvas gives more room for these expressions to breathe.”
“We walked all day, so that we could take each others breath away…”
Download Dylan Check - Caravan EP