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posted a review of Spesimen - Archaeology EP. over 12 years ago
Four deep and deadly minimal funk jams. Very tight production throughout. Particular favourite of mine is Egyptia with its far eastern flavour. A well rounded electro release out of Austria that fails to disappoint.
posted a review of Unspecified Enemies - Multi Ordinal Tracking Unit. over 12 years ago
'Multi Ordinal Tracking Unit' featured on the DJ Bone compilation 'Subject Detroit'. This track is devoted to the whole of side A and is a cutting piece of machine funk with a suitably loud pressing.

On side B the runout groove simply reads TRACK - ... See full review
posted a review of Counterattack - We Can Elude Control. over 12 years ago
Excellent vocoder use on this Detroit inspired techno release from the elusive Counterattack crew. They ably demonstrate they know how to run things on this accomplished debut. A worthy addition to any techno collection, find it if you can.
posted a review of Clatterbox - Clatterbox. over 12 years ago
Some quirky, some downright rude the fifteen tracks and interludes crammed on this jam packed two disc set from Clatterbox make this a justifiably sought after release. With excellent production throughout that sounds as fresh as the day it was made. A ... See full review
posted a review of Counterattack - Clinamen E.P.. over 12 years ago
Very accomplished techno from the Counterattack crew who have been likened to a Welsh Underground Resistance. You can understand why being of a consistently high quality throughout the ep and ably covering many bases along the way. An essential purchase.
posted a review of Aux 88 - Is It Man Or Machine. over 12 years ago
Devastating Detroit electro from Keith Tucker and Tommy Hamilton featuring the powerful wall shaking bass of 'I Need to Freak', Kraftwerkian powerhouse 'Is It Man Or Machine' and the ode to the process of deriving sound from exotic metal boxes with 'My ... See full review
posted a review of Paper Clip People* - Oscillator (Electronic Flirtation Device). over 12 years ago
Oscillator is a stunning track, one of Carl Craig's finest. Paperclip Man is a dirty percussive workout great for mixing. Total classic.
posted a review of Global Communication - Maiden Voyage. over 12 years ago
The Link remix of 7:39 is an amazing track, very reminiscent of Carl Craig's BFC guise. Not keen on the other two mixes on the flip but the Link mix is a classic.
posted a review of The Horn - Rural Sex Part One: Enlargement Of The Pant. over 13 years ago
Seriously solid four track EP of no nonsense, distinctly quirky, 16bit funk. More akin to the sort of minimal electronics made by Like A Tim, Landstrumm or Bell than some of The Horn's more esoteric label mates. He manages to put together his tracks ... See full review
posted a review of The Horn - Rural Sex Part Two: The Swelling Continues. over 13 years ago
From the track titles you can tell he is having a laugh... but never at the expense of the music.
Side A opens with the sublime string soaked electrofied groove of Up Exe, followed by the very pleasant The Sofa Will Suffice.
Side B starts with Shunt, ... See full review
posted a review of The Horn - Hornography. over 13 years ago
Hip hop, electro, house and techno are all represented on this great LP from Steve Horne. He sticks to the groove unlike many of his contemporaries which is where The Horn's material comes into its own. Inventive without the fuss and noodle. Solidly ... See full review
posted a review of Q-Bik Mūz* - Hip-No-Tek. over 13 years ago
A very nice slice of downtempo Detroit from back in the day. A deeply emotive release which mesmerises you with some great string work , nice use of reverb delay, lush vocals and a breakbeat feel.
posted a review of Boogizm. over 13 years ago
The Boogizm label was one of my favourite labels of last year. Always pushing the envelope as far as sounds and production whilst never losing sight of that all important groove. Every release is essential.
posted a review of Fym / S-Max - Walk The Bridge To Cozmic Age E.P.. over 13 years ago
A couple of off the wall German producers who make the sort of stripped down minimal jacking techno and 8-bit madness that is both funky and fun sounding like the bastard offspring of Daniel Bell and Neil Landstrumm. Next time some one says to you ... See full review
posted a review of K1* - U-Will Dance. over 13 years ago
Keith Tucker of AUX 88 fame returns in techno mode for Irish label D1. Its simple but very effective, the vocal 'And U Will Dance' intones over a deep 4/4 rhythm with repeating signatures over the top. Irish outfit Decal provide a remix and add their own ... See full review
posted a review of Shake - Natural Electronics. over 13 years ago
This man has more funk in his little finger than most people have in their whole bodies and thats official. Lead cut 'assimilated' with its looping percussion, great piano hook and keen arrangement is backed up by 'my computer is an optimist'. A stark ... See full review
posted a review of Los Hermanos - Quetzal / Tescat. over 13 years ago
Two absolutely killer slabs of quality uplifting techno from 'The Brothers' DJ Rolando and Gerald Mitchell. 'Quetzal' with its soaring strings and rising key changes is backed up by 'Tescat' a more rhythmic affair. You could describe this as tech-house ... See full review
posted a review of Ultradyne - Unknown Works. over 13 years ago
Anyone unfamiliar with the mysterious Detroit duo Ultradyne will no doubt be seeking out their previous work after hearing this goose bump inducing four track EP. Ultradyne's mastery of emotionally charged machines, fused with a superb use of vocoder and ... See full review
posted a review of Ultradyne - ...Is Evil. over 13 years ago
More heavily delayed, electro mayhem from Ultradyne with some decidedly dark and twisted synth work in evidence throughout. All the tracks have a distinctly live feel.

Repeating vocoded laughter on the title track leaves no doubt that they are indeed ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Art Of Dance Sampler. over 13 years ago
A1 is a different mix of 'Track' featured on the Azimuth LP on Warp. I prefer this version as it has a louder pressing than the LP and lends itself to the mix more than the album version.

A2 is the original mix of Without (the House mix is available ... See full review
posted a review of Silicon - Static EP. over 13 years ago
4 cuts of deep, stark electro science from Heath Brunner. A high quality release and one of my favourites from the forward looking Detroit label V-Max.
posted a review of Underground Resistance - Interstellar Fugitives. over 13 years ago
A rarified inspirational tour de force. The funk BOMB!
Every track as strong as the last. No exceptions. Afrogermanic the perfect fusion of Kraftwerk and Detroit. Drexciya track Aquaticizem is a moody number as you'd expect, with that distinctive ... See full review