It's safe to say that German imprint Shitkatapult can now be classed as a pillar of modern techno music. Over the years, Shitkatapult artists such as Apparat and Cristian Vogel have been very important for the development of dance music and the label has always managed to reinvent themselves. This time, it's the third edition of its Werkschau compilation, and it features some of the hottest names in the game, as well as some of the darker sonics currently being made. Inside, you'll find the likes of TTT and Killekill's Eomac, Phon.O and of course, all the label's regular stars. Ace.
The sublime Important imprint has done it again here with another blast from the undiscovered past. Zurich was a test project by various different artists during the '80s and '90s, including a member of Warp act Seefeel. As you'd expect, there's a little bit of everything in here as far as styles and influences go, but it's all pretty cutting-edge nevertheless. Tracks like "Tzarist" or "Odessa" sound fresher than ever, recalling the sounds of luminaries such as AFX or Autechre, to name a few. Unmissable stuff.