Warp has really spoiled us with this excellent remix EP from label favourite Clark, featuring two of his mightiest tracks licked and remixed by two of techno's biggest stars. The former, Marcel Dettmann, is responsible for the growth and expansion of the Berlin sound, and as you'd expect, his remix of "Sodium Trimmers" is a high-powered, stripped 4/4 affair built exclusively for the floor. The latter, Pariah, is part of Karenn with Blawan, and his remix of "Banjo" is a broken, stuttering analogue workout with plenty of tripping and cut-throat snares.
Tom Trago's Voyage Direct Series has been known to release some of the hottest artists in the house game - Dexter, Maxi Mill and San Proper among some of the label's prized names - but this time it's a newcomer who steps into the limelight. Elias Mazian drops his debut release with a wonderfully cosmic yet floor-ready two-tracker. "Future Times" is a rolling, snare-heavy banger complete with one bubbling bassline, whereas "They Don't Know" is a broken, half-time garage hybrid with some monstrous low-end for you to shake your goods to. Both tracks killer, both of them certified floor-fillers. Highly recommended.
Overseen by local Rotterdam selectors Spacemaker and Leather E, Electronic Emergencies becomes the latest label to show how musically diverse the Dutch city is and they launch in truly impressive fashion. Anyone with an interest in Dutch electro and wave should be eminently familiar with Danny Bosten's work as Das Ding. Active in the DIY tape scene since the '80s, Bosten's iconic music was later brought to wider attention by Minimal Wave and the chance to indulge in some all new Das Ding material should not be passed up. The darkness that characterised early Das Ding material is very much evident on Why Is My Life So Boring? whose ten tracks are a powerful testament to Bosten's enduring talents.