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.
Debut release on Knotweed by Gonzalo Medina, is a young producer coming straight from Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Cosmic Gate” features three hypnotic dub techno with a touch of darkness & Detroit.
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.
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’.