For the 12th release on Welsh imprint Haŵs. Zobol and Reptant are clearly on the same mission: to breathe life into the humdrum and start the road to recovery on the dancefloor. ‘Diminishing Returns’ posits an answer to its first question: that innovating with what we have is the way to overcome monotony, as well as reassuring that the collective pulse is still very much warm.
The fourth record in the Exit Planet Earth series features four more exclusive cuts designed for space travel. Exit Planet Earth – Hydrogen opens with no-nonsense electro from a master of the trade Sync 24 from Cultivated Electronics. ‘The Rising’ is an expertly produced bass heavy heater that is crying out to be played on a big rig. Representing Athe Melbourne chapter of the Lizard Tech Militia Reptant teams up with Dashiell for a mutant hybrid electro funk cut – ‘Gortexia’. On the flip Moroccan heavy hitter Kosh returns to 20/20 Vision following his debut EPl ‘Vicious Love’. Kosh offers up an intoxicating blend of deep melodic electro called ‘Chaos in the City’. Wrapping the release up is James Shinra returning after his killer ‘On & On’ EP. Shinra rounds up this edition with an outstanding, unique composition ‘Launch’ that balances trademark melodies with a truly devastating distorted kick heavy reminiscent of classic Aphex Twin.
Berlin’s infamous rave outlet Warning returns with the third edition of their 7” vinyl series. Another mini mega pack loaded with two quality tunes by friends of the project. Two young producers on the top of their game provide state of the art electro with a laid back attitude.
Steeplejack steps back with 4 acid flavored Techno Cuts.
The yearly compilation by R.a.n.d. Muzik Recordings, this time with the lizard wizard Reptant, his close friend Lou Karsh, Leipzig newcomer, Tim Schlockermann and a very special re-release of CRC’s ‘Influence Device 001’, originally released on the amazing Leipzig label, Zyntax Motorcity in 2009.
Reptant joins Salt Mines for their second record, Illusory. A tech-ed out step into the sewers of acid, break-beat & deep house.