If you were to think of two maverick producers in the wider spectrum of minimal dancefloor music, San Proper and Ricardo Villalobos make for two very strong contenders for freakiest of the bunch. Put them together and what you have is two fantastically strung out workings full of the Chilean's penchant for subtlety and lengthy workouts. The pleasant surprise here is that Proper's flair and wide spectrum of samples adds some life to Villalobos' mixes where sometimes he can get a little lost in his own sound hole. It's dark, tripped out stuff full of skittering drums and disembodied vocals, and it's absolutely brilliant in the process.
For the fourth part of the Dekmantel anniversary series, Skudge and San Proper go head to head with two varying levels of dark techno business. Skudge are in fine form, delivering one of their subtly melodic tracks that work around one repeated and tweaked refrain. San Proper spices things up nicely on his "Rattle (Station 2 Station)", as a grinding, industrial beat mixes with dense vocals, synths, speech samples and plenty more. The end result is a perfect example of the kind of steamy, sweaty haze of late night damage that Mr Proper has made his own.