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Lullaby/Petrichor
TOKEN 41D
14 Apr 14
Techno
Lullaby/Petrichor by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Lullaby - (6:25) 125 BPM
Lullaby/Petrichor by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Petrichor - (6:20) 127 BPM
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Review: Belgian techno titans Token Records initiate the tease campaign for Inigo Kennedy's upcoming album Vaudeville with this two-track sampler. Kennedy's decade-spanning career has seen him produce under a number of aliases and for some respected labels, but he's seemingly found a perfect home in Token, having inaugurated the label back in 2007. Those familiar with Kennedy's production style will no doubt be salivating at the prospect of his forthcoming fifth studio album after spending some quality time with the two tracks here. Both show Kennedy's deft balance of heaving club-focused rhythms and experimental blend of melody and texture, creating something that doesn't sound unlike a contemporary Berghain-inspired update of the early '90s material of Warp and R&S.
Remixed
TOKEN 40D
10 Mar 14
Techno
Remixed by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Perplexed (Rodhad extended mix) - (10:15) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Remixed by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dirtro II (Robert Hood redeemed mix) - (7:29) 130 BPM
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Review: Arguably the two biggest R's in techno at the moment remix [Phase], with Rodhad revealing a more emotive side to his techno, while Robert Hood delivers the goods like only he can. Rodhad's interpretation takes away some of the original low-end heard in "Perplexed", resulting in something that's groovy, but still tough, while noticeable increasing the blue-noted tones of the track. Robert Hood's love affair with "Dirto II" continues with the Detroit legend joining in on the cold temperaments for a clinical and percussively slicing remix. With rapid fire releases like this, it seems trying to match Token's dominance of club techno at the moment would be a futile act.
Movements
TOKEN 39D
17 Feb 14
Techno
Movements by CTRLS on Token Belgium Cue Track
Shift - (5:31) 130 BPM
Movements by CTRLS on Token Belgium Cue Track
Sweep - (5:27) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Movements by CTRLS on Token Belgium Cue Track
Stop - (5:41) 130 BPM
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Review: When he's not making house music as 2400 Operator for Underground Quality, or industrial strength techno for Sonic Groove as part of Northern Structures, Troels Knudsen is Ctrls for Token. This latest Movement release is his fourth solo EP, all of which have come through the Belgian label, which now makes it safe to say he's as much a member of the Token family as Inigo Kennedy, [Phase] and the new Orphx and Ancient Methods collaboration, Eschaton. Each production on this three-track release sees similar beaten down drums of his Northern Structures project, although this time they're pitched against metallic screeches of contorted synths, and it's the Dane's strongest solo work yet.
Eschaton EP
TOKEN 38D
27 Jan 14
Techno
Eschaton EP by Ancient Methods/Orphx on Token Belgium Cue Track
Age Of Iron - (8:01) 128 BPM
Eschaton EP by Ancient Methods/Orphx on Token Belgium Cue Track
Kali - (5:22) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Eschaton EP by Ancient Methods/Orphx on Token Belgium Cue Track
Seven Signs - (7:01) 127 BPM
Eschaton EP by Ancient Methods/Orphx on Token Belgium Cue Track
Degenerate - (4:08)
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Review: When it comes to techno, can it get any more serious than a collaboration between Ancient Methods and Orphx released on rock hard Belgian label Token? Well yes, as soon as you hear the music is does. "Age Of Iron" sounds like the sub-aqueous dub of Rich Oddie exchanging blows with an armoury of Ancient Methods percussion, while "Degenerate" is proper, rigid and heads down techno funnelled through a tubular filter. "Kali" features the same type of rolling rhythm, stop-start loops as what's heard throughout Regis' early work, only the frequency spectrums are sculpted to form a musical production, even though this is industrial techno, while "Seven Signs" croaks, clinks, and jangles like shackles scraping against concrete, sounding like something designed for dungeon clubbing - and, we might add, it's worth powering through the sonic malevolence for the drum breakdown alone.
Dirtro II
TOKEN 37D
16 Dec 13
Techno
Dirtro II by A (Phase) on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dirtro II - (6:39) 127 BPM
Dirtro II by A (Phase) on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dirtro II (Robert Hood's New Device mix) - (7:30) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Taken from his recent Frames of Reference album, Dirtro II has all of those qualities that make Phase such a distinctive talent. Tumbling, grimy drums, a pulsing bass and shards of glassy percussion unfold over a rhythm that skips in and out of time, lithe and limber but deadly effective. The release also boasts a remake from Robert Hood. Putting his Floorplan alter ego on hold, the Detroit producer delivers a banging version centred on heavy tribal beats and chord sequences that swagger menacingly. It's a long way from Minimal Nation and indeed Paradise, but that won't put off anyone who likes powerful, high-paced techno.

VHSK
TOKEN 36D
25 Nov 13
Techno
VHSK by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Pithead - (6:01) 125 BPM
VHSK by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
VHSK I - (6:38) 128 BPM
VHSK by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
VHSK II - (6:53) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Servent
Review: Kennedy has beaten a singular path over the past few years, fusing the gentle, wide-eyed melodies of early 90s 'intelligent techno' with his own particularly brittle and complex rhythms. Confusingly, there is only a brief glimpse of this approach on his latest release. "VHSK 1" features the UK producer's trademark broken beats and those sweeping synths, filtered to infinity against a hail of dessicated percussion. Elsewhere, Kennedy shows a different side to his musical personality; "Pithead" is a relentless dance floor cut, its bass booming and skipping hats propelling it forward. There's a similar vibe on "VHSK 2", but on this occasion, dank acid provides the main focus for Kennedy's relentless rhythms.
Vector Projection EP
TOKEN 35D
04 Nov 13
Techno
Vector Projection EP by Spherical Coordinates on Token Belgium Cue Track
SCFLS-12 - (7:03) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Vector Projection EP by Spherical Coordinates on Token Belgium Cue Track
SCFLS-17 - (6:02) 127 BPM
Vector Projection EP by Spherical Coordinates on Token Belgium Cue Track
SCFLS-05 - (6:11) 124 BPM
Vector Projection EP by Spherical Coordinates on Token Belgium Cue Track
SCFLS-11 - (6:01) 125 BPM
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Review: This year has seen respected Spanish techno Doyens Oscar Mulero and Christian Wunsch team up to create Spherical Coordinates, dropping a series of releases on their respective labels Pole Recordings and Tsunami - a split release which also featured Reeko and Mike Parker. The pairing align again on for a debut on Kr!z's towering Token label. Consider Vector Projection an EP of battle hardened club techno made for long nights in - Tracks "SCFLS-12" and SCFLS-17" typify this - but it's the chiming bells and silky grooves of "SCFLS-05" and "SCFLS-11" that define this EP.
Frames Of Reference
TOKEN 33D
21 Oct 13
Techno
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (process 3) - (5:40)
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Bwiti Initiate - (6:14) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Distracted - (7:04) 129 BPM
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dirtro II - (6:39) 127 BPM
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
On The Edge - (6:57) 124 BPM
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Perplexed - (4:47) 124 BPM
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Misaligned - (7:17) 126 BPM
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Just Another Dance - (5:41)
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Shadow Caster - (6:17) 130 BPM
Frames Of Reference by O Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Self Deceit - (6:06) 128 BPM
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Review: Over the course of ten tracks to appear on Frames Of Reference, the long-time coming debut album by Phase, the Englishman draws upon ideas he's been fine tuning for more than a decade. Of the fresh material is the rich bass and sinister crawl of "On The Edge", the haunted glass whistles of "Dirtro II" and the respective electro and dubby leaning "Just Another Dance" and "Shadow Caster". Rearranged riffs come via the LP's opening track "Binary Opposition (process 3)" which sets the tone for a heady mix of no frills techno undeniably designed for club play. It's an impressive debut which incorporates elements of muscular European rhythmics with passages of motor city mechanics and melodic tonality.
Shifting States EP
TOKEN 34D
07 Oct 13
Techno
Shifting States EP by CTRLS on Token Belgium Cue Track
Modular Framework - (6:26) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Shifting States EP by CTRLS on Token Belgium Cue Track
Displacer - (6:13) 129 BPM
Shifting States EP by CTRLS on Token Belgium Cue Track
Displacer (Sleeparchive version 1) - (5:12) 129 BPM
Shifting States EP by CTRLS on Token Belgium Cue Track
Displacer (Sleeparchive version 2) - (4:33) 129 BPM
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Review: It's been a busy year for Belgian imprint Token, with killer EPs coming from Rodhad, Xhin, Inigo Kennedy and the impending album from O [Phase]. Ctrls now presents his third EP for the label and matches his Northern Structures studio buddy Lasse Buhl with solo releases this year. As usual Ctrls has his Vermona drum machine cranking full tilt with the two tracks "Modular Framework" and "Displacer", with the latter reworked twice by Sleeparchive who turns it into something a little more stripped back and caustic. The Token techno machine marches on!
Emitter
TOKEN 32D
08 Jul 13
Techno
Emitter by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Emitter - (7:08) 128 BPM
Emitter by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Collector - (7:54) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: As his recent Cathedral single showed, UK producer Inigo Kennedy is an expert in creating epic yet grainy techno grooves. While that release gave listeners the sense that they were reaching for unspecified heights, it also kept them tethered to the ground via concrete-strength beats. There's a similar aesthetic at play on "Collector". The rhythms are militaristic and dense, but again they support an eerie, building synth line that hangs like smog over the arrangement. The same approach applies on the title track; Kennedy's rhythms are slamming and filtered, but it's those synth lines, detuned and out there but also strangely catchy, that leave a lasting impression.
On The Edge
TOKEN 31D
24 Jun 13
Techno
On The Edge by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
On The Edge - (6:57) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
On The Edge by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Perplexed - (4:47) 124 BPM
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Review: So far this year, the Gent-based Token have been in suitably rampant form, issuing material from Inigo Kennedy and Xhin, reissuing a Mark Broom classic and unleashing Token Introspective, the label's first official mix that's been compiled by founder Kr!z, which arrived last week. Whilst most labels would stop momentarily to catch their breath, Token don't even countenance it and instead ramp up the expectation for the upcoming LP from label mainstay O [Phase]. Due out in the Autumn, Frames Of Reference is the long awaited debut album from O [Phase], aka South West Londoner Ashley Burchett and a taste of what to expect on it arrives in the shape of the On The Edge / Perplexed EP, with both tracks here showing true techno grit.
Token Introspective (mixed by Kr!z) (unmixed tracks)
TOKENCD 1D
17 Jun 13
Techno
Token Introspective by Various on Token Belgium Cue Track
Various - "Token Introspective" (continuous DJ mix by Kr!z) - (1:17:13) 131 BPM
Elliptic by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Xhin - "Elliptic" - (5:37)
Binary Opposition by Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Phase - "Binary Opposition" (Ben Klock Process) - (7:32) 133 BPM
Morodem by Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Phase - "Morodem" (HTS mix) - (5:46) 138 BPM
Tiger by Dimitri Andreas on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dimitri Andreas - "Tiger" (James Ruskin Blueprint mix) - (5:34) 134 BPM
Endless Revolt by Makaton on Token Belgium Cue Track
Makaton - "Endless Revolt" - (7:09) 134 BPM
Spomeniks by Rodhad on Token Belgium Cue Track
Rodhad - "Spomeniks" - (7:04) 128 BPM
Decode by Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Phase - "Decode" - (6:02) 142 BPM
The Map by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Inigo Kennedy - "The Map" - (4:32) 142 BPM
The Chasedown by Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Phase - "The Chasedown" - (6:31) 131 BPM
Socket by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Ctrls - "Socket" - (6:44) 133 BPM
Binary Opposition by Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Phase - "Binary Opposition" (Process 1) - (7:24) 133 BPM
Fallingwater by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
Go Hiyama - "Fallingwater" - (8:30)
Bite Back by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Inigo Kennedy - "Bite Back" - (4:58) 140 BPM
Hunters by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Xhin - "Hunters" - (5:30) 128 BPM
The Shard by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Inigo Kennedy - "The Shard" - (5:23)
Thoughts & Emotions by Arrestar on Token Belgium Cue Track
Arrestar - "Thoughts & Emotions" (Oscar Mulero remix) - (5:27) 135 BPM
Further Trials by Phase on Token Belgium Cue Track
Phase - "Further Trials" - (5:24) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Two by Mark Broom on Token Belgium Cue Track
Mark Broom - "Two" - (6:43) 132 BPM
Cathedral by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Inigo Kennedy - "Cathedral" - (7:29) 125 BPM
Sex & Violins by Grovskopa on Token Belgium Cue Track
Grovskopa - "Sex & Violins" (Surgeon remix) - (6:49) 136 BPM
Obsidian by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Inigo Kennedy - "Obsidian" - (6:31) 120 BPM
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Played by: Submerge, Inigo Kennedy
Review: Token has sensibly made all of the tracks from Kr!z debut commercial mix available in an unmixed format. The Belgian label has put out a wide range of music, and its owner represents its diversity well on this selection. With the inclusion of Xhin's twisted, abstract rhythms, the plaintive ambience of Inigo Kennedy's 'Obsidian' and Surgeon's electro take on Grovskopa's "Sex & Violins", the compilation shows the label's reflective side. However, Token is first and foremost a dance floor label and Introspective includes the insane drones of Ctrl's "Sockets", Rodhad's spooky "Spomeniks", the glacial trance of Inigo Kennedy's "Cathedral" and the deranged tonal assault that is Makaton's "Endless Revolt".
Spomeniks EP
TOKEN 30D
03 Jun 13
Techno
Spomeniks EP by Rodhad on Token Belgium Cue Track
Buzludzha - (6:30) 126 BPM
Spomeniks EP by Rodhad on Token Belgium Cue Track
Spomeniks - (7:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Spomeniks EP by Rodhad on Token Belgium Cue Track
Energomash - (7:12) 128 BPM
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Review: Thanks to his sets at Berghain and releases for the Dystopian label, Rodhad is very much a Berlin phenomenon. However, this release for Kr!z' Token label should see him reach a wider audience. "Buzludzha" starts up with dense rhythms and insistent bleeps, but it's the esoteric, spooky textures that lend it a mysterious quality. "Energomash" is a straighter techno tool, enhanced by dry percussion and effective acid builds, while the title track sees Rodhad really prove his mettle. Focused on the dance floor like "Energomash", its bleepy rhythm veers into a dreamy segue that sounds more atmospheric than a dawn stroll through a snow-covered forest.
Two
TOKEN 29D
29 Apr 13
Techno
Two by Mark Broom on Token Belgium Cue Track
Two (original mix) - (6:43) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Two by Mark Broom on Token Belgium Cue Track
Two (Syntax Interpretation) - (6:37) 161 BPM
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Review: Belgian label Token dip their toes in the reissue game with this reissue of a Mark Broom cut from 2002. Originally released through the Coda offshoot of James Ruskin's Blue Print, "Two" apparently highest amongst Token boss Kr!z's personal favourite Mark Broom productions and the track still sounds immense some eleven years on. A classic example of Broom at his most relentlessly thumping, "Two" is given some contemporary context with a Syntax remix whose spacious textures and brushed syncopation offer a more serene accompaniment.
Dark Tiled Landscape EP
TOKEN 28D
04 Mar 13
Techno
Dark Tiled Landscape EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Projection - (6:42) 128 BPM
Dark Tiled Landscape EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dark Tiled Landscape - (6:04) 128 BPM
Dark Tiled Landscape EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Hunters - (5:30) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Dark Tiled Landscape EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
A Different Angle - (6:21) 128 BPM
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Review: Strobo stalwart Xhin made an impressive debut on the Token operation last year with the dense, bristling sounds of The Realm so it makes complete sense for the Belgian label to offer the producer a further chance to excel. The Dark Tiled Landscape EP presents a refinement in Xhin's noted savage take on dark techno across four thrilling cuts. Lead track "Projection" sees primordial, gurgling textures gradually fill the channels over a dusted broken techno rhythm graced by faint dubby chords. It's overwhelmed by the sheer expansive sound design of the subsequent title track which feels like it's ready to explode in a manner similar to Kaneda at the end of Akira, yet the tunnelling percussive groove ensures the elements remain reined in. Face down "Hunters" presents Xhin at his earth shaking best whilst "A Different Angle" sees a nightmarish swirling mass of dense atmospherics try and escape the grid set by the thick kicks.
Cathedral
TOKEN 27D
28 Jan 13
Techno
Cathedral by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Cathedral - (7:29) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Cathedral by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Chamber - (6:23) 125 BPM
Cathedral by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Accordion - (6:15) 125 BPM
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Review: Inigo Kennedy's Spectre release for Token was a definite record of two halves, with one track providing severe, Berghain ready techno, and the other providing ghostly melodies with echoes of Aphex Twin. It's a similarly engaging story on Cathedral, with the title track providing a fierce breakbeat together with a cavernous harpsichord melody, and though it may not seem like the most obvious of combinations, its pulsing bass undercurrent ensures Kennedy's usual power is not diminished. "Chamber" plays things slightly straighter, providing a more forceful dancefloor cut imbued with gentle hints of dub techno that bristle with the producer's usual freshness, while "Accordion" completes things with another subtly melodic cut filled with unpredictability, as stuttering drums are surrounded by synths that seem to fade in and out of view. Kennedy has gone from strength to strength with each release and this record is no different.
Centrally Processed Unity EP
TOKEN 26D
03 Dec 12
Techno
Centrally Processed Unity EP by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Evident Mechanics - (6:12) 132 BPM
Centrally Processed Unity EP by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Analogue Lies - (5:16) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Centrally Processed Unity EP by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Program - (5:55) 131 BPM
Centrally Processed Unity EP by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Limited Competition - (5:44) 131 BPM
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Played by: Forest Echo One, CTRLS
Review: Belgian label Token has been one of the finest techno labels of 2012, and Kr!z imprint rounds out the year in style on Unity. The work of Danish producer Ctrls, the sound appears to be almost simplistic at times, but in reality it's a highly complex set of arrangements. "Analogue Lies" sees dense drums struggling to be heard over the din created by static interference and crackling percussion, while "Evident Mechanics" is based on mechanical rhythms, whip-crack electronic riffs and an insistent robot vocal. Best of all though is "Limited Competition", where a squeaky metallic stab is combined with lo-fi drums.
Behind The Sun
TOKEN 25D
22 Oct 12
Techno
Behind The Sun by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Behind The Sun - (6:01) 130 BPM
Behind The Sun by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Chasedown - (6:31) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Belgian label Token is one of the most consistent techno imprints because it gives short shrift to fads and fashions. Phase, one of the label's core artists, showcases its uncompromising style here. The title track is a tough, pumping affair, its heavy drums housing phased synths that suggest a world of unknown horrors. But it's on "The Chasedown" that Phase excels; the beats are heavy and concrete-like and a hint of acid lends it a menacing undercurrent. Nothing could prepare the listener for the wave of droning bee sounds that emerges in the middle of the arrangement, amplified to the nth degree until it feels like a million insects are buzzing from within your cranium.
Spectre
TOKEN 24D
17 Sep 12
Techno
Spectre by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Spectre - (6:56) 126 BPM
Spectre by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Wonderhorse - (6:35) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Systemic
Review: Inigo Kennedy is one of Token's key artists and has played a central role in shaping the Belgian label's sound. On the evidence of this release however, both the prolific UK producer and Kr!z imprint appear to be turning a corner. The first signs are audible on "Wonderhorse". Following in the wake of the inspired, advanced rhythms of Go Hiyama's release for Token, it sounds relatively understated, its squelchy bassline and crackling percussion grooving in that off-beat, unpredictable manner that marks each release on the label. However, its segue later on in the track reveals Kennedy's intent, with ghostly, evocative melodies introduced. It sets the scene for "Spectre", which despite departing radically from the Token script, makes for one of the label's finest moments. On this occasion, the bass is warm and fuzzy, but it is still powerful and its weight provides the basis for a liquid, glassy rhythm, not dissimilar to the kind of arrangement that Alex Cortex might serve up. Like "Wonderhorse", it's all about the second half of the track, and Kennedy delivers a ghostly melody that has echoes of early Aphex Twin, especially "Xtal", as an eerie vocal lingers in the background. It's a far cry from Token's advanced club techno, but the lingering melodic spectre proves most satisfying.
Arc One
TOKEN 23D
20 Aug 12
Techno
Arc One by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
Farnsworth House - (6:10) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Arc One by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dymaxion Map - (5:53)
Arc One by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
Fallingwater - (8:30)
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Review: After several years releasing for the likes of Perc Trax, Gynoid Audio and Dynamic Reflection it looks like Go Hiyama may be coming into his element with what may be his finest EP to date for excellent Belgian imprint Token. "Farnsworth House" displays the kind of angular breakbeat approach that Perc and Lucy have been perfecting for the past few years, but with a distinctly sparing Japanese approach, as a minimal electrically charged bassline pulses forward, while "Dymaxion Map" concentrates on a spring-loaded bassline and metallic percussive tics. Finally, "Fallingwater" is the most abrasive track of the lot, as scuzzed out signal noise and bass drones are held together with grainy rhythmic elements.
Binary Opposition Reprocessed
TOKEN 20RD
25 Jun 12
Techno
Binary Opposition Reprocessed by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Planetary Assault Systems Process) - (8:02) 127 BPM
Binary Opposition Reprocessed by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Ctrls Process) - (6:25) 132 BPM
Binary Opposition Reprocessed by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Sigha Process) - (7:29) 133 BPM
Binary Opposition Reprocessed by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Peter Van Hoesen Process) - (7:01) 130 BPM
Binary Opposition Reprocessed by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Ben Klock Process) - (7:32) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Binary Opposition Reprocessed by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Inigo Kennedy Process) - (6:11) 129 BPM
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Review: Phase's recent Binary Opposition finds itself remixed by a host of techno's most vital names on this massive collection from Token. Planetary Assault Systems puts his abrasive stamp on the source material, with juddering synthwork poking out of the cracks, while CTRLS takes a dustier approach, taking the original's four to the floor approach and putting a bit of broken beat swagger into it - but one that's refreshingly off the grid. Our Circula Sound boss Sigha meanwhile favours a stripped back, greyed out, minimalistic approach, while Peter Van Hoesen and Ben Klock provide the most club focused tracks on the collection - with the former's heavy kicks and tunnelling bassline and Klock's thick slabs of dub satisfying the urges of those who like their techno a little more simple. Finally, Inigo Kennedy provides a dystopian take whose sci-fi synths and electro influenced beats are filled with Drexciyan undertones.

Interface EP
TOKEN 22D
23 Apr 12
Techno
Interface EP by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Socket - (6:44) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Interface EP by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Social Vector - (5:58) 134 BPM
Interface EP by Ctrls on Token Belgium Cue Track
Encrypted Sex - (5:53) 133 BPM
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Review: Token never does things the conventional way and this release by Ctrls is testament to the Belgian label's championing of unorthodox techno. While "Socket" is a peak time affair, powered by a rhythm that is lean and functional, cavernous soundscapes threaten to submerge it. On "Social Vector", a pacey funk bassline is in the foreground, but whirring and clicking away in the left field are shards of glitchy percussion and unexpected stops and starts. "Encrypted Sex" completes the package and here too Ctrls don't forsake experimentation, with a sawing bass supporting subtle percussive elements and a series of drops.
The Realm EP
TOKEN 21D
12 Mar 12
Techno
The Realm EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Elliptic - (5:37)
The Realm EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Realm - (6:14)
The Realm EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Asymmetrical Four - (6:12) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Realm EP by Xhin on Token Belgium Cue Track
Through The Lines - (7:12) 130 BPM
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Review: After a barn-storming 2011, the dense, bristling techno of Xhin returns to toy with your senses. This four track EP for Token delivers just what fans of his recent LP will be looking for; dark- primal rhythm tracks with enough vitality to keep from getting dull. The unforgiving broken stomp of "The Realm" is enough on its own, let alone when it has great rips of tone and melody pulsing over the top. There's deeper moments offered too, in the spacious sound bath that is "Elliptic", but really it's the smack down of the other three tracks that will deliver the goods for existing fans.
Binary Opposition
TOKEN 20D
23 Jan 12
Techno
Binary Opposition by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Process 1) - (7:24) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Binary Opposition by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Binary Opposition (Process 2) - (6:06) 132 BPM
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Review: John Malkovich and Daniel Day-Lewis have garnered the reputation of being actor's actors. Ashley Burchett aka Phase is proving to be a producer's producer, certified by commissioned mixes from the likes of Robert Hood, Dave Clarke and Ben Sims, as well spots in Resident Advisor podcasts by Surgeon and Carl Craig. Since 2007 Phase has been channelling his burrowed beats and jarring analogue riffs through Belgian and techno genuine imprint Token. A mastering engineer by trade, Burchett achieves perfect equilibrium in his mix downs where no sound or artefact dominates the other. Shifting crackles and resonating textures cosy up to looped rhythms of "Binary Opposition (Process 1)" which Phase substitutes for more melodic yet insidious soundscapes in "Binary Opposition (Process 2)" - handing the likes of Dettmann and Nodge some early afternoon Berghain fodder with two tracks harbouring the longevity needed to fuel their legendary Sunday sessions.
Revenge
TOKEN 19D
31 Oct 11
Techno
Revenge by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Revenge - (5:29) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Revenge by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Revenge (Blawan remix) - (7:16) 131 BPM
Revenge by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Scatter - (5:38) 136 BPM
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Review: Inigo Kennedy discards with the deepness shown on recent EPs for some thoroughly dirty techno on his latest EP for Token. Heavily road tested on his worldwide DJ travels, "Revenge" and "Scatter" operate on different levels, with the former building layers of dubby rhythms over the foundation worrying drums. It's peak time business which contrasts with "Revenge", a dystopian trawl through skittering percussion, IDM soundscapes and bass that sounds fit to burst. Remix duties are undertaken by perma busy Blawan, commissioned to tweak "Revenge" after Kennedy realized the two had a mutual appreciation. As with the recent productions from the SoYo hero, this is brutal techno dominated by those unique drum sounds.
Transantarctic
TOKEN 18D
06 Jun 11
Techno
Transantarctic by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Transantarctic - (6:14) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Transantarctic by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Plateau Station - (8:26) 136 BPM
Transantarctic by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Dome Argus - (5:26) 133 BPM
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The Darkest Valentine
TOKEN 17D
29 Nov 10
Techno
The Darkest Valentine by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Obsidian - (6:31) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Darkest Valentine by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Quagmire - (4:48) 125 BPM
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Subtext EP
TOKEN 16D
04 Oct 10
Techno
Subtext EP by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Xylo 3 - (5:41) 139 BPM
Subtext EP by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Subtext - (5:08) 138 BPM
Subtext EP by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Dialogue - (6:07) 136 BPM
Subtext EP by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Further Trials - (5:24) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Survival EP
TOKEN 15D
05 Jul 10
Techno
Survival EP by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
Survival - (5:24) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Survival EP by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
Tokyo View - (4:59) 135 BPM
Survival EP by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
First Hind Leg - (5:13) 135 BPM
Survival EP by Go Hiyama on Token Belgium Cue Track
Second Real - (5:20) 135 BPM
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Review: The Survival EP sees Go Hiyama in typically uncompromising form for Belgian Imprint Token. The Japanese producer has been at the forefront of his country's industrial techno scene of late and these four pounders cement his position. The title track takes no prisoners with jackhammer drums pummelling the abrasive synth lines, stopping only momentarily for the lean rubber bassline to get stretched out before twanging back into action. Schizophrenic percussion dominates on "Tokyo View" with discordant scratches the so called melody upon which paranoid sirens sound out on what is the standout track. "First Hind Leg" throws frenetic synth shapes over galloping hi-hats whilst "Second Real" challenges the recent Mike Dehnert release in the distorted abrasions stakes.
The Shard
TOKEN 14D
17 May 10
Techno
The Shard by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Shard - (5:23)
The Shard by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Shard (Marcel Dettmann remix) - (6:39) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Ø [Phase]
Review: Having played an integral part in the early UK techno scene, Inigo Kennedy returns to Belgium's Token imprint to deliver an old school sounding piece of experimental techno. Twisted melodies, wonky rhythms, subtle FX and a light industrial atmosphere give the track an early Warp feel but it maintains a modern day sentiment through some slick production. Marcel Dettmann gets hold of the remix, readying "The Shard" to take on a long, dark and smokey night at Berlin's Berghain.
Leave Them All Behind
TOKEN 13D
16 Nov 09
Techno
Leave Them All Behind by Makaton on Token Belgium Cue Track
Paradise Lost - (4:17) 159 BPM
Leave Them All Behind by Makaton on Token Belgium Cue Track
Endless Revolt - (7:09) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Leave Them All Behind by Makaton on Token Belgium Cue Track
Guided By Voices - (6:17) 134 BPM
Leave Them All Behind by Makaton on Token Belgium Cue Track
Safety Word - (5:52) 134 BPM
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Thoughts & Emotions
TOKEN 12D
07 Sep 09
Techno
Thoughts & Emotions by Arrestar on Token Belgium Cue Track
Thoughts & Emotions (original mix) - (5:56) 138 BPM
Thoughts & Emotions by Arrestar on Token Belgium Cue Track
Thoughts & Emotions (Inigo Kennedy remix) - (5:57)
Thoughts & Emotions by Arrestar on Token Belgium Cue Track
Thoughts & Emotions (Oscar Mulero remix) - (5:27) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Thoughts & Emotions by Arrestar on Token Belgium Cue Track
Thoughts & Emotions (Grovskopa remix) - (5:49) 134 BPM
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Morodem (Ben Sims remixes)
TOKENSPEC 1X
16 Feb 09
Techno
Morodem (Ben Sims remixes) by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Morodem (Ben Sims remix - version 1) - (5:41) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Morodem (Ben Sims remixes) by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Morodem (Ben Sims remix - version 2) - (5:34) 138 BPM
Morodem (Ben Sims remixes) by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Morodem (original version) - (5:47) 138 BPM
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Onwards And Wrongwards
TOKEN 10D
01 Dec 08
Techno
Onwards And Wrongwards by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Signal II - (6:27) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Onwards And Wrongwards by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Bosh - (4:46) 140 BPM
Onwards And Wrongwards by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Filaments - (5:59) 140 BPM
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Played by: Steve Pain
Take Seven EP
TOKEN 9D
20 Oct 08
Techno
Take Seven EP by Oscar Mulero on Token Belgium Cue Track
Take Seven - (5:32) 135 BPM
Take Seven EP by Oscar Mulero on Token Belgium Cue Track
The House Of Clouds - (5:22) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Take Seven EP by Oscar Mulero on Token Belgium Cue Track
Seven Kinds Of Sin - (5:31) 136 BPM
Take Seven EP by Oscar Mulero on Token Belgium Cue Track
cuckooland - (2:21)
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Played by: Matt K
Sex & Violins
TOKEN 8D
04 Sep 08
Techno
Sex & Violins by Grovskopa on Token Belgium Cue Track
Sex & Violins - (5:18) 134 BPM
Sex & Violins by Grovskopa on Token Belgium Cue Track
Sex & Violins (Surgeon remix) - (6:49) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ryder's Return
TOKEN 7D
12 Jun 08
Techno
Ryder's Return by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Ryder's Return - (8:16) 138 BPM
Ryder's Return by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
At First Light - (8:12) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tiger
TOKEN 6D
17 Apr 08
Techno
Tiger by Dimitri Andreas on Token Belgium Cue Track
Tiger (original mix) - (6:17) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Tiger by Dimitri Andreas on Token Belgium Cue Track
Tiger (James Ruskin Blueprint mix) - (5:34) 134 BPM
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Bite Back
TOKEN 5D
01 Feb 08
Techno
Bite Back by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Bite Back - (4:58) 140 BPM
Bite Back by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
DLR - (6:25) 140 BPM
Bite Back by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Tessellate My Geometry - (5:19) 140 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bite Back by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Rynka Pannan - (6:49) 140 BPM
from $1.49
Played by: Grovskopa
Mass
TOKEN 3D
01 Jan 08
Techno
Mass by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Mass - (5:29) 136 BPM
Mass by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
Cellular Processing - (5:45) 142 BPM
Mass by [Phase] on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Hyperorganism - (5:33) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Identify Yourself
TOKEN 1D
01 Jan 08
Techno
Identify Yourself by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
Mister Codes - (4:37) 140 BPM
Identify Yourself by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Map - (4:32) 142 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Identify Yourself by Inigo Kennedy on Token Belgium Cue Track
The Territory - (6:26) 142 BPM
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Played by: Gus Brown
Premium
TOKEN 4D
01 Jan 08
Techno
Premium by Radial on Token Belgium Cue Track
Deja Vu - (5:15) 134 BPM
Premium by Radial on Token Belgium Cue Track
Premium - (5:40) 136 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Premium by Radial on Token Belgium Cue Track
Plafond - (5:26) 136 BPM
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Chain Reaction
TOKEN 2D
01 Jan 08
Techno
Chain Reaction by Sub Space on Token Belgium Cue Track
Nitro - (6:04) 137 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Chain Reaction by Sub Space on Token Belgium Cue Track
Chain Reaction - (5:46) 136 BPM
Chain Reaction by Sub Space on Token Belgium Cue Track
Chain Dilation - (5:43) 136 BPM
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