Hiroaki Iizuka starts this EP with the insane tempos of the title track. Sounding like Woody McBride jacked up on angel dust, Blue Box was probably made on analogue equipment, something that becomes apparent as the unpredictable sequencing gives way to wild acid lines. By contrast, "VC7" very much defines measured, controlled precision; based on broken beats and steely drums, its robotic swing is as impressive as the hard-sequencing unpredictability of Blue Box. However, the most impressive track here is label owner Exium's remix of "VC7". Moving from relentless broken beats into dark, metallic rhythms, its analogue percussive licks mean that the Spanish producer has adeptly united the best of both worlds.
DJ-friendly full length tracks