As far as stage names go, ?! is right up there with !!!. That said, it doesn't stop the artist in question from delivering an impressive, dubby house release. Inspired by the San Francisco tribal sound of the late 90s and the spacious warehouse tracks of turn of the millennium UK tech house, "Shattered Mind" sets the tone for the release. Spooky vocal samples, system-levelling dub bass and a jacking rhythm all combine to deliver a lethal dance floor track. "Push The Boundaries" is more of the same, albeit with a more jerky groove and dubby whooshes, while "Detox" sees the mysterious producer veer into a deeper, moody techno sound.
Christian Viers is fast becoming a prominent name on UK underground house and techno circuits, either as part of Lazlo Dancehall alongside Leon Vynehall or his long running A1 Bassline project. Techno-focused releases on his own label, Source Unknown captured the attention of the ears behind the newly formed FINA White resulting in the Bad Timing EP, which the label state is a "strikingly clear indication of the distinctive direction" they plan to take moving forward. Title track "Bad Timing" is a straight up techno banger whose menacingly melodic low-end tones, relentless thump and rolling toms are the driving force behind its robust and looming groove. "Without Time" is a similarly complex percussive cut, but with its jungle inspired Arabic horns, trancey synth-lead breakdowns and acid squelches, whilst UK house veteran Nail offers a more direct 4/4 take on the track with his typically classy remix.