Shifted – Crossed Paths [MOTECD01]

Shifted’s ‘Crossed Paths’ is a record which pushes the formal possibilities of techno and is the first full length work to be released on Mote-Evolver. On ‘Crossed Paths’ the breadth of Shifted’s ideas is both subtle and devastating. As a producer Shifted’s methodology is like that of a sculptor, he works principally with textures knowing precisely when to leave edges raw and fault lines exposed. ‘Crossed Paths’ is constructed of 11 ominous cuts carved with precision and poise.

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Shifted – Crossed Paths [MOTECD01]

Unbalance – Fluid EP [MUX005]

Mutex Recordings are back on wax with Fluid EP from Unbalance. His music is an incredible collage of everything you love in techno: thick groove, Detroit-styled chords and spooky futuristic effects. Jonas Kopp and Manzel, on remix duties, complete the release.

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Unbalance – Fluid EP [MUX005]

Martyn – Hello Darkness [BF028]

Cover art - Martyn: Hello Darkness

Martyn presents an exclusive addendum to his all-taking ‘Ghost People’ album, backed with remixes of LP tracks by Redshape, and L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok. ‘Hello Darkness’ is Martyn at his most shark-eyed and deadly, and possibly his most blatant Burial tribute. Hovering ’98 Tech-Step bass  sets the vibe, while bony 2-step woodblocks and chiselled Techno drums keep the motion locked-on and hard swinging, all counterbalanced by a bittersweet rave melody and bubbling electronics. Next, L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok rework ‘Bauplan’ according to an Eski-schematic; sparse percussion and wide-gauge sound design set a minimal and precariously balanced Techno structure ripe for crafty DJs. Redshape concludes with an ominous, driven Breakbeat Techno remix of ‘We Are You In The Future’.

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Martyn – Hello Darkness [BF028]