Elton D has released on a range of labels over the past decade, and now brings his colourful sound to Sub Cult. On "Moves", the Brazilian producer revisits the party techno sound of the early 00s; deploying a rolling, bass-driven groove, he uses disco stabs, vocal snippets and horn riffs to ensure that it will appeal to a wide range of DJs. "Duque" has a more contemporary flavour, and sees Elton mine minimal influences. While the groove remains at a tempo that guarantees it broad appeal, the dayglo trance riffs, stuttering vocal samples and rolling snares also ensure that it's an essential release for those who like tripped out techno.
It's a high-octane techno alert as Subcult unleashes four peak-time stompers. Peppelino's "Bass Science" sets the tone as air raid siren riffs and insane bleeps and blips weave their way in and out of a frenetic, rolling rhythm. Next up, Veztax's "I Can't" offers a more light-hearted take on hard techno with a rubbery, almost cartoonish bass underscoring an innocent female vocal snippet and bonkers acidic bass. Jmix's "Tiembla La Tierra" marks a return to the sound explored on the title track, based on a rolling, drum-heavy backing track, while Jesus Soblechero's "Al Cabaret" focuses again on the 'party' approach, fusing a sample from St Germain and integrating it with a disco-based groove.