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48DSR STWCD1
20 Dec 08
Minimal/Tech House
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All Night Long - (3:23) 114 BPM
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Whut - (5:42) 125 BPM
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No Luv - (4:48) 119 BPM
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Aedena - (6:08) 115 BPM
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Drexion Caves - (3:24) 136 BPM
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Todas Las Noches - (4:14)
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Los Gatos Llorros - (4:13) 123 BPM
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Raise Up - (3:59) 122 BPM
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Creeping Thru Lower Levels - (3:58) 110 BPM
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Icing On The Bitch Ho - (4:29) 128 BPM
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Salvia - (4:52) 119 BPM
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Manowar - (4:53) 123 BPM
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Mischa (Italo remix) - (5:27) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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No Tocar - (3:57) 113 BPM
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Played by: San Proper
Strike
27DSR NWACD1
20 Dec 08
Experimental/Electronic
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Sun - (10:35) 66 BPM
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Sniper - (5:47) 66 BPM
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Apricot - (5:54) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Abrighterday - (6:58) 67 BPM
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Strike - (4:11) 61 BPM
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Themurderpeople - (8:06) 66 BPM
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Spirit - (8:59) 60 BPM
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Daze - (3:26) 60 BPM
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Thin Air
116 DSR
15 Apr 16
Techno
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Thin Air - (7:30) 130 BPM
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I Repeat - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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All Out - (8:03) 128 BPM
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Waybackmachine - (5:56) 130 BPM
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Review: A Made Up Sound man Dave Huismans is not messing around on this 12", his first outing on Delsin for six years. Opener "Thin Air" may contain creepy melodies, strange samples and curious orchestral samples, but these largely play second fiddle to a booming techno rhythm. "All Out" and "Waybackmachine" also hit home hard, with trademark rhythmic madness and densely layered chords combining to create two hectic and intense broken techno smashers. Even the EP's most laidback moment, the noticeably deeper "I Repeat", owes its' power to a surging sub-bass line and some snappy post-dubstep rhythms, rather than its' faintly unsettling electronics and melancholic musical elements.
Find The Cow
24DSR AARCD1
20 Dec 08
Experimental/Electronic
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Flight Simulator - (2:02) 82 BPM
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Holes In My Head - (0:53) 59 BPM
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Th#3 - (2:00) 76 BPM
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Oef - (1:13) 50 BPM
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Zom - (5:32) 55 BPM
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Th#5 - (1:22) 65 BPM
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Gentle - (2:32) 59 BPM
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Knet - (2:11) 60 BPM
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Th#6 - (2:11) 93 BPM
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Stampot - (3:41) 101 BPM
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Anders (Jeroen & Alex Parkinson mix) - (2:27) 59 BPM
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Accept - (4:39) 79 BPM
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Caramel - (1:39) 80 BPM
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Taa - Ba - (3:21) 65 BPM
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Th#1 - (0:47) 71 BPM
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Dim - (4:42) 83 BPM
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Steps - (3:43) 50 BPM
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Zom (Nwachukwu's mix) - (0:40) 59 BPM
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Th#2 - (4:04) 83 BPM
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Steck - (4:42) 62 BPM
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Upset - (6:16) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kilo - (0:37) 58 BPM
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Th#4 - (3:58) 65 BPM
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Nocturnal Passions Part I
DSR-E 3
27 Jan 14
Techno
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Nocturnal Passions (part I) - (6:51) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Reminiscence - (4:47) 123 BPM
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Freefall - (6:09) 120 BPM
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Isolated Soul - (7:01) 150 BPM
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Review: For anyone who thinks that Dutch label Delsin has seen better days, there's this release. Recalling the label's most introspective techno soul - Dimension 5 and Future Beat Alliance - as well as the cavernous, hollowed-out house of Newworldaquarium, Passions for the most part eschews the dance floor. The title track is characterised by waves of trancey synths and plink-plonk beats, while the author goes deeper still on "Reminiscence" and "Nocturnal Passions 1'" both of which unfold with the melnacholic techno ambience that recalls Aril Brikha's landmark Deeparture In Time album. Like the best of Delsin's catalogue, this is timeless deep techno for the head and soul.
Nocturnal Passions Part II
DSRE 8
18 Mar 16
Techno
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Nocturnal Passions Part II - (6:55) 158 BPM
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Voyage - (7:07) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Consolation - (9:01) 55 BPM
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Orbiting - (5:06) 118 BPM
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Review: It's been a long time between drinks for Dennis Van Gemert, whose last 12" under the Area Forty_One alias dropped some three years ago. This second installment in the Nocturnal Passions series picks up where the last one left off, effortlessly joining the dots between classic Detroit techno, Drexciyan electro and glistening IDM. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the rolling, deep space bliss of 4/4 roller "Voyage" and horizontal, deep techno bliss of "Consolation", to the grandiose, intergalactic ambience of "Orbiting". Best of all, though, is "Nocturnal Passions Part II", a sprightly electro jam that gets just the right balance between dark foreboding and shimmering Motor City futurism.
The Fifth Planet EP
DSRC 4
14 Sep 15
Techno
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Transit - (7:14) 126 BPM
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From Our Minds To Yours - (6:59) 126 BPM
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The Fifth Planet - (11:33) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Last year, Dutch producers Robin Koek and Nick Lapien impressed with a couple of contributions to EPs on Prologue and Tikita under the Artefakt alias. Here, they've been given a chance to showcase their sound further, via a debut release for the mighty Delsin imprint. As the title suggests, they're stargazing sorts, and all three tracks feel like they were inspired - in part, at least - by the original futurist ethos of Detroit techno. Of course, there are other influences - see the tumbling, intelligent techno style synthesizer melodies and acid flashes of "Transit", or the attractive depth and ambient chords of "From Our Mind To Yours" - but these simply serve to enhance the prevailing mood.
Orbiting Souls
113 DSR
14 Dec 15
Techno
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Two Stories - (5:47) 120 BPM
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Nautilus Horizon - (5:33) 105 BPM
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It's My Blood - (4:47) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nothing - (5:35) 90 BPM
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Universal Alignment - (4:34) 160 BPM
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Review: Earlier this year, early '90s intelligent techno pioneers B12 returned to action with a surprise single on Soma. Now a solo project from original member Steve Rutter, the B12 comeback gathers pace with a follow-up for Delsin. Happily, Orbiting Souls is every bit as enchanting as the records Rutter and then partner Michael Golding released on Warp some 20 years ago. Deep, melodious, spacey, musically complex and effortlessly attractive, the five tracks variously touch on electro ("Nautilus Horizon"), spaced-out machine funk ("It's My Blood"), classic Ambient House ("Two Stories"), downtempo IDM-jazz (the brilliant "Nothing"), and Aphex Twin style ambient-meets-techno madness ("Universal Alignment"). In other words, it's ace.
Amazing Things
98 DSR
15 Apr 13
Balearic/Downtempo
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Retrouvailles - (3:59)
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Clouds Pull - (3:36) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Het Leven Is Mooi - (5:30)
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Our Second Summer - (1:25)
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Seasons Go - (5:50)
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Amazing Things To Come - (2:53)
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Esperanto - (5:48)
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Inexorably Tied To You - (1:51)
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Flower Power Nuclear Submarine - (4:44)
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Of All The Things In This World - (2:11)
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Medellin - (4:29)
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Broken Mechanism - (4:08)
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For Vangelis - (3:07)
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Snow Day - (3:02)
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Weekend Homage - (2:21)
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Second Summer (version 2) - (1:26)
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The Second I Wake - (2:13)
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Ambient Selections
88 DSR
23 Jun 11
Experimental/Electronic
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Collage Of Dreams - (5:59) 85 BPM
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Morning At The Window - (4:09) 66 BPM
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Anticipation - (4:08) 59 BPM
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Sweet Soul - (5:28) 64 BPM
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Soft Summer - (6:47) 85 BPM
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Water Colored Dreams - (3:03) 65 BPM
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Sub Surface - (3:41) 65 BPM
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Everything Under The Sun - (4:44) 73 BPM
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Snowdrifts - (9:35) 67 BPM
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Gutaris Breeze - (7:22) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Expecting - (4:17) 60 BPM
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Miss Weird - (5:47) 60 BPM
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Brilliant Flood - (3:51) 60 BPM
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Collage Revisited - (2:40) 85 BPM
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Vienna - (2:12) 59 BPM
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Brilliant Flood (Kassem Mosse & Sven Weisemann remixes)
87DSR JBT1
18 Jul 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Brilliant Flood (Kassem Mosse & mix Mup remix) - (6:30) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Nephila's Oneiric (Svens Glorify Tribute mix To John Beltran) - (9:15) 120 BPM
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Review: An interesting pair of remixes on this release, which sees two big producers reinterpreting seminal material from legendary ambient techno producer John Beltran. Kassem Mosse & Mip Mup collaborate on a rework of "Brilliant Flood", adding deep bass and a bumping drum machine workout over the top whilst maintaining the hazy, hypnotic quality of the original. It adds a rough, lo-fi quality that is sure to appeal to fans of Mosse's other productions. Sven Weisemann's remix is a completely different prospect, turning in a nine-minute reworking of several different Beltran productions, which is pitched somewhere between ambient and techno, and even displays a leaning towards modern classical. Not one for the dancefloor necessarily, but sublime listening nonetheless.
Espais
DSR-D 3
29 Jun 15
Ambient/Drone
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Intro - (1:32) 120 BPM
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Espais - (3:02) 134 BPM
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Many Moments To Come - (3:03) 129 BPM
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Prestavka - (1:56) 80 BPM
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A Child's Place - (3:28) 155 BPM
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Love Suspended - (2:30) 148 BPM
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Music For Machines - (3:28) 125 BPM
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Orange Background - (2:53) 120 BPM
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Descorazonador - (2:30) 123 BPM
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Raume - (2:54) 118 BPM
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Interlude - (2:12) 117 BPM
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White Space Poetry - (3:36) 131 BPM
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Muse - (6:09) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ruimten - (3:31) 108 BPM
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Heavy Weather - (3:59) 98 BPM
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Dreams Triangle - (4:31) 149 BPM
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The Warning Storm (outro) - (5:45) 140 BPM
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Review: The legendary John Beltran returns with another masterpiece on Delsin. A master producer whose career has spanned everything from Detroit techno and electronica to Latin music, his attempt at ambient is equally well executed. The breath taking "Music for Machines" with its droning mechanical soundscape and beautiful transcending strings. "Orange Background" and its factory sounds accompanying a repetitive resonance. Beltran's emotive and sombre piano sound plays a large part and he does it tremendously on "Many Moments to Come" as well as the memorable "Love Suspended". All in all a brilliant effort and contender for one of the finest albums this year.
Through The Blinds
DSRD 2
01 Feb 16
Ambient/Drone
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Star Dust - (4:25) 129 BPM
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Window Frost - (4:54) 159 BPM
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Moonrise Train - (3:48) 86 BPM
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Debris - (3:47) 148 BPM
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Before Mornings Arrival - (2:59) 100 BPM
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Frames - (4:33) 138 BPM
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Silver Ink & The Rotating Sun - (4:02) 150 BPM
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Through The Blinds - (4:29) 104 BPM
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Last Of A Fading Memory - (3:39) 143 BPM
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No Receipt - (4:17) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: On previous full-length excursions - including a number of superb soundtracks to documentaries and independent films - Blair French used the Dial 81 alias. Here, the Detroit-based producer finally breaks cover, delivering a set of typically evocative ambient, experimental and downtempo electronica tracks for Delsin. Seemingly capable of teasing great beauty from droning textures, soft-focus samples and perfectly placed piano lines, French is clearly a talented producer. Through The Blinds makes for superb listening as a result, thanks in no small part to a succession of tracks that don't try too hard for attention. Melodious and blissful, but occasionally unsettling, French's take on ambient is up there with the best the genre has to offer.
Origins Of Chaos
97DSR_BLK 1
20 Mar 13
Techno
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Sixteen Crude - (6:28) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Subject Target - (7:11) 128 BPM
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Played by: Josh Wink, Coyu
Review: Bleak has put out a series of EPs for DJ Deep's Deeply Rooted House label, and now turns his attention to Dutch institution Delsin. 'Subject Target' is the more understated of the two tracks on offer, with a dense, drummy groove underscored by skipping beats and a dreamy, somewhat lethargic chord sequence. There's a radically different approach on "Sixteen Crude"; Bleak sets course with an acid line and clicky percussion that spirals and builds, powered on by resonating, steely drums and a dramatic, sweeping synth. Like his work for DJ Deep, Chaos marks out Bleak as one of contemporary techno's most promising new producers.
Coil
DSR-E 5
03 Nov 14
Techno
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Coil - (3:09) 123 BPM
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Berth - (4:16) 123 BPM
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Merge - (5:25) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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And Suddenly - (3:13) 120 BPM
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Blown - (5:20) 135 BPM
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Azure - (2:59) 152 BPM
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Review: Since adopting the BNJMN guise, UK producer Ben Thomas has graced a fairly impressive list of labels with his intricately sculpted brand of techno, and there's a definite sense that his best work is done when aligned with a Dutch label. After all, it was Rush Hour's excellent Direct Current series that brought BNJMN to wider attention with the classic Plastic World album from 2011. Having previously contributed a production to Delsin's 100DSR compilation series last year, the now Berlin-based BNJMN is granted a debut proper with the six track EP Coil. Spend some time with the EP and you'll come to the conclusion it's a confident assessment of everything BNJMN is capable of producing, with the pulsing, mind bending techno of the title track followed by more contemplative moments and some good old fashioned wall-shakers.
Amygdala
DSRE 7
07 Dec 15
Techno
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Microgravity - (3:11) 134 BPM
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Womb - (7:42) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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P-Tr - (5:53) 160 BPM
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1987 - (4:32) 120 BPM
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Oder - (2:09) 85 BPM
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Amygdala - (6:29) 124 BPM
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Review: Bnjmn rose to prominence as a house producer, but this mini-album for Delsin sees him straying further down an experimental path than before. "P-Tr" is a cold, glacial bleep techno cut, while "Womb" sees him lay down a linear, heads-down groove. Elsewhere, he departs from the dance floor as he displays eloquently on the noisy tones of "1987" and the tranced out, classical melodies of "Oder". But Bnjmn remains a dance floor producer at heart and nowhere is this more audible on "Microgravity". A rumbling, gritty workout, it connects his house heritage with his experimental techno present.
100DSR/VAR5
100DSR_VAR 5
10 Feb 14
Techno
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BNJMN - "Dive" - (1:16)
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Delta Funktionen - "Petrol" - (8:14) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Herva - "Radio's Mutterings" - (4:07) 156 BPM
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Bleak - "Keep Me Close" - (6:30) 128 BPM
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John Beltran - "Return To Nightfall" - (7:35) 126 BPM
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Review: Dutch label Delsin's 100th release celebrations continue, albeit in a typically understated fashion, on this fifth instalment. BNJMN's beautiful but brief opener "Dive" sets the scene for the release as does the dreamy but serene "Radio's Mutterings" by Herva. While the pace picks up on Delta Funktionen's "Petrol", a fusion of robust broken beats and dreamy chords, the overall tone here is mellow and melodic. This is audible on Bleak's "Keep Me Close", where dubbed out drums and a trancey bass prevail, and on the standout track from John Beltran. The US producer may be known primarily for his home-listening sounds, but on "Return to Nightfall" he copper-fastens his dreamy, melodic textures to a pulsing, hypnotic groove.
Hundulu EP
67DSR_CHM1
14 Nov 07
Techno
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Hundulu (original mix) - (7:37) 123 BPM
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Hundulu (Soul Designer remake) - (8:09) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stanza
105DSR
30 Jun 14
Techno
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Remember - (6:09) 114 BPM
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White Sun - (7:17) 120 BPM
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A Nightmare Before Bedtime - (6:21) 110 BPM
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Blank CC - (7:37) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Paul Mac, Tony Lionni
Review: Since Claro Intelecto's formidable Reform Club LP in 2012, the Modern Love staple has become a recognised component in Delsin's release schedule; last year saw Mark Stewart included among the contributors for Delsin's multi-faceted 100DSR/VAR compilation and the Dutch label also reissued his debut EP from 2003, Peace Of Mind. Now with this new Stanza EP, Intelecto shows Delsin for the first time how brutish he can actually be. Combining techno, electro, a bit of dub and a lot of industrialisms mixed with high powered Chicago house elements, "Remember" is the perfect example of his musical dynamism. "White Sun" is drizzly, smudged-out and a tricky, but rewarding mix for the DJ, while "A Nightmare Before Bedtime" is a gluttonous serving of disjointed house music. And for lovers of Regis style power techno there's "Blank CC".
Second Blood EP
91DSR_CLR1
13 Feb 12
Techno
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Second Blood - (7:49)
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Heart - (6:01)
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Voyeurism - (6:48) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Jeff Mills said nearly a decade ago that techno is being made for an aging audience. Regardless of whether this is true or not, what happens when the artists themselves start to get older - can they maintain their relevance? In the case of Mark 'Claro Intelecto' Stewart, the answer to this conundrum is simple; go back to your roots. The Manchester producer may have settled down, but creatively, Second Blood shows that he's as dynamic as ever. "Heart" marks a return to the first Claro Intelecto album, Neurofibro or the more understated sections of its successor, Metanarrative, with an atmospheric, ambient soundtrack gently unfolding, populated by muffled, half-heard vocals. The title track sees Stewart pick up the pace, but although the underlying bassline has a dark, resonating edge to it, the tempo is sluggish and the chords flutter about in a way that suggests the producer is seeking to tease out new directions for his sub-heavy techno. "Voyeurism" has no such ambitions, but sounds all the better for it; like the best tracks from the Warehouse Sessions series, its bass plays the central role, a fathomic, all-encompassing series of tones that steers the plaintive melodies on an irresistibly evocative path. Sometimes to stay ahead of the curve, you first need to take a few steps back.
Reform Club
92DSR_CLR-D1
07 May 12
Techno
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Reformed - (5:48) 110 BPM
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Blind Side - (5:02) 118 BPM
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Still Here - (7:18)
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It's Getting Late - (6:15) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Scriptease - (5:47) 112 BPM
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Control - (5:12) 122 BPM
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Second Blood - (7:17)
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Night Of The Maniac - (6:44) 123 BPM
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Quiet Life - (3:31) 146 BPM
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Review: It would be easy and unforgivably lazy to lump Claro's work in with the great unwashed of deep/dub techno. While Reform Club does sparkle and shimmer with epic strings, ghostly reversed chords and dreamy synths, it's the interplay between these elements and Stewart's unpredictable rhythmic dalliances that make his third album so rewarding. "Reformed" is a case in point: glassy percussion and sensuous string passages suggest an adept take on classic Detroit techno, but the underlying, resonating bass depicts an artist highlighting flaws and imperfections. In a similar vein is "It's Getting Late", where evocative chords unfold over a quirky bassline and the raw, Aardvarck-esque beats and breathy melodies of "Scriptease". But it's the tracks where Stewart appears to be sharing his own personal experiences that have the greatest impact. The atmospheric, chiming synths of "Still Here" has the same underlying sadness that Stewart articulated so beautifully on Metanarrative and the whistling sounds and serene ambience of "Quiet Life" elevate Stewart to the same level as great musical storytellers like Mark Hollis and Ian Curtis. The fact that be can bare his soul and document deeply personal topics without resorting to words makes his voice all the more powerful.
Fighting The Blind Man
100DSR_VAR1
22 Jul 13
Techno
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Claro Intelecto - "Fighting The Blind Man" - (7:37) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gerry Read - "Granny Bag" - (5:37) 124 BPM
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Unbroken Dub - "Spacing" - (7:40) 125 BPM
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Played by: Paul Mac
Review: Claro Intelecto, Gerry Read and Unbroken Dub feature on the first EP in a series of five from Dutch label Delsin primed to celebrate reaching 100 releases. Founded back in 1996, Delsin have undoubtedly slipped past this number if you factor in all the reissues, one off releases and their rejuvenated Ann Aimee sub label, but everyone loves a special edition release so lets not nitpick. You can expect material from Sawlin, Conforce, Redshape, Mike Dehnert, Delta and Newworldaquarium on subsequent 100DSR/VAR drops and the series is inaugurated in fine style here. "Fighting The Blind Man" is classic scatterbrained Claro Intelecto, whilst "Granny Bag" demonstrates that Read's wild side has not been tamed by his swift rise in popularity over the past year or so. Siberian producer Unbroken Dub manages to sound both calming and slightly foreboding on the excellent final cut "Spacing".
Kinetic Image
102DSR/CFC-CD 2
09 Dec 13
Techno
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Excess Mortality - (6:19) 115 BPM
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Spatiotemporal - (7:28) 157 BPM
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Temporary Reversals - (7:09) 123 BPM
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Semantic Field - (5:03) 140 BPM
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Scientific Trajectory - (6:12) 162 BPM
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Underwater Settlers - (6:33) 155 BPM
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Formerly Programmed Decisions - (6:08) 152 BPM
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Abundance Of Selves - (6:24) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Optimum Pace - (6:30)
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Anti-adaptive State - (6:00)
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Review: Kinetic Image sees the tireless Dutch producer known as Boris Bunnik offer up third album under the Conforce moniker. If you are starting to feel that Bunnik has dealt a deal with the devil that trades sleep for productivity you are not alone - Kinetic Image is his second album this year following the issue of a Versalife longplayer on Clone West Coast and let's not go into all the various EPs and 12"s Bunnik has put one of his various names to this year. Issued by Delsin, Kinetic Image sees Bunnik draw on the experience of his recent non-dancefloor focused output to deliver an album that moves away from regimented 4/4 beats and into slower, more surreptitious tempos. The subaqueous electro vibe we've come to associate with Bunnik still remains and the Dutchman's loyal fans will love this set.
Dystopian Elements EP
89DSR_CFC2
23 Sep 11
Techno
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Luminous - (6:04) 112 BPM
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Desolate Ground - (4:51) 120 BPM
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Lonely Run - (5:20) 110 BPM
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Vacuum - (6:21) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Depth Over Distance
107 DSR
08 Sep 14
Techno
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Depth Over Distance - (7:29) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Plateau - (6:31) 126 BPM
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Rendez-Vous - (7:32) 119 BPM
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Closer - (8:08) 118 BPM
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Review: Given how prolific he's been across multiple aliases these past few years, you can forgive Boris Bunnik for the lack of output that's characterised his year so far, with just the sole Versalife 12" for Clone's Store Only Series issued. A return to his main creative concern Conforce is most welcome then and the Depth Over Distance EP suggests the Dutchman's production powers are fully recharged. Opening with the title track, Conforce's talent for captivating spacious lines and crisp refreshing drum programming is on full display whilst "Plateau" veers off into abstract territory. Powered by supple arpeggios and powerful kicks, "Rendez-vous" feels like Conforce at his most floor focused whilst "Closer" ends proceedings on a haunting, ambient note.
Machine Conspiracy
DSR-X 7
17 Nov 14
Techno
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Sonar Conversation - (8:15) 125 BPM
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First Impression - (6:13) 123 BPM
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Subtraction - (7:04) 120 BPM
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Intimidation - (7:17) 123 BPM
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Machine Conspiracy - (4:44) 125 BPM
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Rare Education - (7:54) 123 BPM
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Love Hate - (8:07) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Land Of The Highway - (5:53) 120 BPM
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Stop Hold - (8:32) 160 BPM
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Review: Originally released back in 2010, Boris Bunnik's debut album as Conforce has stood the test of time. It helps that the type of music and influences that the Dutch producer draws on are timeless, it also has a lot has to do with his flair for production and subtle touch. This combination of skills is audible throughout on the album, but is especially noticeable on the deep electro of "First Impression", where rave whistles appear amid squelchy bass tones or on the acid bleed and warm chords of "Subtraction". Bunnik may be mining well-known tropes and paths, but it is to his credit that he manages to squeeze new shapes and sounds from them, as the ghostly techno groove of "Rare Education" demonstrates.
Time Dilation EP
96DSR_CFC3
18 Feb 13
Techno
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Nomad - (7:38)
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Receiver - (7:54) 126 BPM
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Last Anthem - (9:15) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Embrace - (8:35) 120 BPM
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Review: Scientists recently discovered that Boris Bunnik can function on just one hours sleep a day, which goes a great deal to explaining how the Dutch producer is so damn prolific! He returns to the Delsin label under his widely regarded Conforce moniker for the four track Time Dilation EP, with the label describing it as "designed for deeper dancefloors". One listen and you'll agree as Bunnik seemingly plunges further down the dub techno wormhole for a more cerebral experience than his lauded Clone Basement 12" last year. There is room for a banger however, with "Last Anthem" combining ethereal ambience alongside prickly staccato stabs and an insistent kick drum that could almost be described as ghetto house-inspired.
Grace EP
82 DSR_CFC1
30 Aug 10
Techno
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Shade (original mix) - (3:50) 160 BPM
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Grace (original mix) - (8:32) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Insecure (original mix) - (8:37) 120 BPM
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Presentism
111DSR
29 Jun 15
Ambient/Drone
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Glideslope - (5:58) 78 BPM
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Realtime - (5:19) 123 BPM
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Blue Note - (6:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Artefact From A Higher Dimension - (6:48) 62 BPM
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Time Space Continuum - (5:36) 115 BPM
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Erased Connections With The Past - (6:47) 122 BPM
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Motion Sequence - (5:52) 88 BPM
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Sequence Of Subcult - (6:37) 112 BPM
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Monomorphic - (5:55) 110 BPM
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Ocean Lab - (6:10) 129 BPM
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Hydrosphere - (7:01) 120 BPM
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Predictive Flow - (6:08) 129 BPM
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Review: Undoubtedly one of the most prolific Dutch artists currently working in electronic music, Boris Bunnik has put out a staggering amount of records in the eight years since he first surfaced. Presentism is his fourth full length under the familiar Conforce name and flips the script a little. Recorded following his recent move to Rotterdam, it sees the veteran Dutch artist blending glacial electronics, crystal clear melodies and spacey chords with elements of ambient, classic IDM and Detroit techno. As a result, it's a far more picturesque and set than his three previous albums, with an emphasis on mood and melody previously buried beneath industrial textures and razor-sharp rhythms. It could well be his best set to date, and that's saying something.
Escapism
90DSR_CFC-D1
05 Dec 11
Techno
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Revolt DX - (7:14) 119 BPM
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Escapism - (4:17) 125 BPM
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Elude - (4:29)
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Lonely Run - (5:20) 110 BPM
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Shadows Of The Invisible - (8:51) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Timelapse - (3:45) 123 BPM
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Within - (7:02) 123 BPM
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Aquinas Control - (7:10) 124 BPM
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Ominous - (6:25) 124 BPM
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Diversion - (5:22) 118 BPM
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Review: At a time when classic-sounding techno is at a premium, Boris Bunnik aka Conforce is one of its main proponents, right? Wrong. It would be too easy and simplistic to dismiss the Dutch producer as merely revisiting the sounds that were current during the mid-90s, and Escapism, like his other releases for Clone, Rush Hour and Delsin, does much to dispel any pre-conceived notions about him. One of the common themes and sources of inspiration on the album is Bunnik's love of swirling, ambient textures. Spacey melodies unfold all the way through "Aquinas Control" as a dubby, rippling bass takes hold, while on the title track, glassy percussion and shuffling 808s provide the electro backing to Bunnik's atmospheric chords. There are times too when it sounds like Conforce has completely immersed himself in electronic music's reflective, esoteric side and the evoactive, shimmering synths of "Timelapse" could have been part of a long lost sci-fi soundtrack. On other occasions, Escapism sounds earthy, grainy and twitchy, especially on the detuned textures of "Diversion" or "Revolt DX", which sees Bunnik drop a gained, jarring rhythm track. However, the real highlights occur when Bunnik occupies a place where all of these sounds meet, like the ghostly pads and forceful bass of "Elude" or the hushed tones and uplifting synths of "Ominous". It's also where you'll find this year's most eloquent articulation of techno escapism.
North To South Part 1
115 DSR
28 Mar 16
Techno
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Dark Days - (7:10) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Synchronized - (6:21) 124 BPM
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Betray The Opponent - (6:25) 120 BPM
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Eclipse - (6:48) 124 BPM
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Played by: OCH
Review: It's not that long since Boris Bunnik dropped his most recent Conforce full-length, but already the man of many pseudonyms is donning the alias again. Predictably, North To South Part 1 is full of the kind of shimmering, melodious, futurist treats that sit somewhere between classic Detroit techno and mid '90s British intelligent techno. All four tracks are superb, making picking highlights somewhat tricky. Today, we're particularly enjoying the icy pulse of the B12-ish "Syncronized" and the classic Transmat flex of "Eclipse", but tomorrow that could change. Opener "Dark Days" - all rich, intergalactic chords, snappy snares and stargazing intent - is arguably the best of the lot.
Neutrino EP
54 DSR_RE
23 Feb 11
Techno
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Run - (7:59) 130 BPM
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Sequensa - (3:09) 122 BPM
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Sides Of Space - (10:09) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alien Artform
26DSR DMSCD1
20 Dec 08
Techno
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909 Thing - (4:21) 129 BPM
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Automation - (6:27) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Absolute Zero - (5:24) 120 BPM
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Network - (6:27) 129 BPM
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Analogue Assault - (4:45) 120 BPM
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Groove 6 - (5:17) 127 BPM
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Think Tank - (4:37) 126 BPM
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Intruders - (7:29) 131 BPM
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The Message - (5:03) 128 BPM
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Drift - (4:39) 127 BPM
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Space Travel - (5:54) 126 BPM
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Arrival - (3:47)
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Future Sense EP
62DSR_DMS4
18 Mar 07
Techno
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Future Sense - (9:10) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lab Work - (6:01) 129 BPM
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Neutrino EP
54DSR_DMS3
04 May 06
Techno
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Run - (7:58) 130 BPM
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Sequensa - (3:08) 122 BPM
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Sides Of Space - (10:08) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sides Of Space
112 DSR
14 Dec 15
Techno
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Run - (7:56) 130 BPM
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Lab Work - (5:57) 129 BPM
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Moderna - (8:14) 127 BPM
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Transglide - (6:53) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Deep - (6:31) 130 BPM
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Floatation Tank - (7:28) 132 BPM
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Aquenatec - (9:08) 129 BPM
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Stem Cell - (7:01) 130 BPM
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Sides Of Space - (10:08) 130 BPM
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Sequensa - (3:06) 122 BPM
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Future Sense - (9:05) 123 BPM
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Compumotion - (5:09) 129 BPM
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Review: Throughout the noughties, UK producer John Harvey delivered sporadic bursts of Detroit-influenced, atmospheric techno brilliance on Delsin under the D5 moniker. Here, the long-running Dutch techno imprint looks back on Harvey's often-overlooked career, gathering together a scintillating range of classic, lost and forgotten gems over a sumptuously packaged triple-pack. What shines through most is Harvey's effortless grasp of mood and melody, with each spacey, heart-aching composition coming smothered in classic Motor City melodies, supernova chords and glistening electronics. Whether heading for the dancefloor via hypnotic, rolling groovers, or showcasing his love of IDM and ambient techno for those feeling the post-club sofa vibe, Harvey rarely got it wrong. An essential purchase.
Lonely
COS_MOS_ 000
04 Nov 13
Techno
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Lonely (Jerkoff mix) - (6:01) 118 BPM
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Lonely (Crunchy Club mix) - (6:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Amsterdam-based Italian producer Spaventi Dazzuro delivers a killer release for Aroy Dee's label. Lonely is not the place to look if you're in search of the new and unexplored, but it does see its author deliver two great hardware jams. "Lonely (Jerkoff Mix)" features the kind of raw, rugged drums Dee's mini-empire appears to hold an exclusive on; coupled with spacey synths and a grimy 303, it makes for a familiar but nonetheless intoxicating combination. Meanwhile, "Lonely (Crunchy Club Mix)" is a more jacking affair. This time, the drums are louder in the mix, but the way that the synth keys float over them makes it hard not to be seduced by Spaventi's unashamedly old school approach.
Framework
86 DSR
21 Mar 11
Techno
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Inversion - (5:51) 125 BPM
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Intro - (1:16) 117 BPM
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Infix - (5:17) 123 BPM
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Framework - (5:17) 126 BPM
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Palindrom - (11:08) 125 BPM
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Quattro - (6:25) 122 BPM
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Klartext - (5:57) 127 BPM
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Teilfolge - (5:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kontextfrei - (3:38)
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Beatmatching - (6:07) 123 BPM
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Outro - (3:26) 123 BPM
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Review: Mike Dehnert and his Fachwerk and MD2 labels have been at the forefront of 90s-inspired techno for the past few years - but will his consistently high strike rate translate to a long player? Thankfully, Dehnert sticks to what he knows best, resisting the ill-advised urge to position himself as a versatile all-rounder. Apart from the brief, abstract "Intro", the dreamy ambience of "Kontextfrei" and the hissing static noise of "Outro", the album centres on the dancefloor, but manages to avoid repetition. And while the dubby bass, scuffled beats and clanging percussion of "Infix" is indicative of the Berlin producer's abeyance to the Basic Channel/Chain Reaction axis, Framework widens his scope; "Beatmatching" is an uplifting vocal-sample heavy groove and this new-found playfulness is also audible on the rave riff sampling "Teilfolge" and the purring bassline and synth melodies of "Quattro". Dehnert may be operating in a new format, but Framework proves that when it comes to techno functionalism, he is peerless.
Umgangston EP
95DSR/MDN2
27 Nov 12
Techno
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Andruck - (5:39) 123 BPM
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Tracer - (5:47) 125 BPM
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Refillable - (5:47) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Umgangston - (5:55) 126 BPM
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Review: Making a return to Delsin with his first full release for the label after the excellent Framework LP from last year, the uber-prolific Mike Dehnert delivers an EP which is something of a departure from his usual sound, but no less essential for it. "Andruck" sees Redshape-style synths cast adrift over a pulsating bass, loose cowbell with a distinct lack of 4/4 present, while "Tracer" goes for the jugular with its combination of Millsian bleeps and subtle but gravelly dub chords. "Refillable" will go down well with fans of Skudge and Shed, combining a relentless rolling rhythm, fluid, twisting, filtered stabs and indistinct vocals, while closer "Umgangston" is built around a ravey chord sequence which fluctuates in and out of intensity with a freeform manner. Dehnert must be one of techno's most dependable producers, and he's come up trumps once again.
Lichtbedingt
104DSR
21 Apr 14
Techno
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Intro - (2:13)
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Construction - (5:01) 122 BPM
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Emlo - (5:21) 122 BPM
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Channeled - (5:39) 127 BPM
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Movement - (5:48) 125 BPM
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Remove - (5:42) 110 BPM
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Woop - (6:56) 126 BPM
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Single Action - (5:54) 125 BPM
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Espace - (4:40) 113 BPM
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ReRe - (6:40) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Quadrature - (2:18) 126 BPM
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En Outre - (4:30) 119 BPM
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Review: As head of Fachwerk along with Roman Lindau and Sascha Rydell, Mike Dehnert has cultivated a weighty brand of techno that still contains a noticeable element of funk. He's also the most prolific of the three, with countless digital albums produced over the years in addition to pair of long players issued on Delsin and Fachwerk and his occasional dalliances with other labels like Echocord and the Clone Basement Series. Outside of Fachwerk, Marsel van der Wielen's Delsin is perhaps the one other label you'd closely associate with Dehnert and it's little surprise to see the Dutch imprint collar him for the 12-track Lichtbedingt. Described by the label as "yet another subtle evolution away from the chord driven, functional sound" Dehnert was initially known for, the album incorporates moments of beatless electronic experimentalism, broken bass, and swinging house, with the results still resolutely Dehnert!
100DSR/VAR2
100DSR_VAR2
16 Sep 13
Techno
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Mike Dehnert - "Passenger" - (6:06) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Conforce - "Wave Trace" - (7:57) 161 BPM
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CiM - "Way Station" - (3:26) 133 BPM
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Review: Delsin have chosen a fully established crop of producers for the second 100DSR release, which sees Fachwerk boss Mike Dehnert, alongside Dutch electro revivalist Conforce and '90s British electronica act CiM. Mike Dehnert's return to Delsin comes in the shape of a big room take on his trademark sound with "Passenger", while Delsin regular Conforce delivers "Wave Trace", some dubbier, electro tinged techno similar to his Escapism album. Whereas 100DSR/VAR1 looked to newer names in Gerry Read and Unbroken Dub, Delsin have delved deep into their back catalogue by releasing a new track from Simon Walley's CiM project. It's the first showing of music by CiM since his Noki Bay EP on Ann Aimee released a decade ago, and almost 15 years since he debuted on Delsin with the six-track EP Service Pack.
Sun Storm
99 DSR
20 May 13
Techno
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Sun Storm - (9:09) 121 BPM
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Onkalo (Karenn remix) - (6:41) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Challenger - (5:35) 118 BPM
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Review: Sun Storm sees Niels Luinenberg return to the precise, electro-influenced sound of last year's Traces album for Delsin, with a title track combining a clean acidic bassline with rougher atmospherics in the background. It's joined by album track "Challenger", a more sinister production with sprawling pads and spiky, high-pitched strings. Given Luinenberg's relatively clean sound it comes as some surprise that the raw techno-leaning, hardware based Karenn duo comprised of Blawan and Pariah have been approached to remix the similarly icy "Onkalo", which previously featured on Traces; however, the pair's the snare-heavy rework acts as in interesting contrast to Luinenberg's original, isolating some of the original's melodic elements and caking them in industrial grit.
Silhouette (Marcel Dettmann remix)
79 DSR_DTF1
25 Jan 10
Techno
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Silhouette (original mix) - (8:07) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Silhouette (Marcel Dettmann remix) - (7:29) 130 BPM
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Machine Code EP
INERTIA- 5
29 Jun 15
Techno
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Machine Code - (6:49) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Recursive Descent - (8:32) 132 BPM
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Compiler - (7:10) 130 BPM
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Energize
DSR-SP4
05 Nov 12
Techno
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Energize - (6:27) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gemini - (7:54) 120 BPM
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Review: Originally issued almost a decade ago, Delsin have the foresight to re-release this excellent record from Israeli producer Yoav B. The title track is peerless late night techno, as eerie synths gather over a pulsing rhythm, and are then ushered in by steely drums. Yoav augments the trippy feeling with a series of outer space whirrs, clicks and the disjointed vocalists who says 'I celebrate myself and sing myself'. 'Gemini" sees Yoav opt for a less polished approach; the beats are raw and off-centre, the bassline gnarly and disjointed and the way the arrangement spews out globules of acid reminds this listener of Redshape on downers.
Love Dubs EP
81DSR_YBS3
30 Apr 10
Techno
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Higher Love - (8:56) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Love Dub - (6:22) 122 BPM
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Soul Surrender - (7:53) 122 BPM
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Review: For those of you that remember "Energize," Yoav's underground anthem from five years back, then news of his revival will be a source of great pleasure to your soul. Many have been perplexed by his disappearance during the past few years, left only with his seminal track's appearance on compilations from Ame, Carl Craig and Delsin II. But now, the Israeli producer makes a welcomed return with his fifth full length single, the Love Dubs EP.

Opening with "Higher State," Yoav gets off to a hazy start. Dramatic synth lines topple over lazy house beats as the track winds itself along, gaining momentum as it goes. 80s influenced synths flash across the track to add yet more drama in this rolling workout. "Lovedub" takes the listener on more of a freestyle jam, as a simple filtered bassline moves along as disjointed beats shuffle forward. The real fun and intrigue however, lies in the spacey keys that cascade over the track beneath. "Soul Surrender" finishes things off in a grittier, more driving tone. With the beat cranked up and the driving, deep bass set to work this is more of a heads down number that gets moving. A simple melody breaks the drama of the track, leaving the listener locked in the groove instead. Top stuff, and yes, it was worth the wait.
Language Of An Open Heart EP
52DSR_YBS2
02 Mar 06
Techno
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Steam Drill - (7:25) 114 BPM
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Organ Satta - (6:00) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Language Of An Open Heart - (5:30)
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