Copenhagen’s Echocord Colour returns this August with Stephen Brown’s ‘Power Factor’ EP, featuring three originals from the UK Techno stalwart. Scottish producer Stephen Brown is a name synonymous with Techno across the globe having been releasing material since the mid nineties on imprints such as Derrick May’s Transmat, Subject Detroit, Skudge Records, Ben Sims’ Theory and Holland’s Djax Up Beats amongst many more. Here we see Brown join the roster of Echocord’s sub-label Colour, slotting him in alongside the likes of Mike Dehnert, Nick Höppner, Luke Hess and Deadbeat in the back- catalogue. Up first on the release is ‘Sandtext’, a stripped-back dubbed out opening cut fuelled by a robust kick and minute percussive hits running alongside a sturdy sub bass drive and spiralling dub stabs before ‘Wet’ takes things even deeper via muted kicks, shuffling shakers and delayed synth chords. ‘Back Stroke’ then rounds out the release with an amalgamation of airy reverberated stab hits, rumbling low end pulsations and a thunderous kick drum to once again create an understated, hypnotic composition.