On Dive, French producer D'Julz shows how to achieve less with more. The title track is a hypnotic, stripped back techno groove, its tweaked frequencies combined with crashing cymbals to make for a relentless groove that ebbs and flows hypnotically. By contrast, "Self Construction" resonates to the sound of rich Detroit chords and features a wide-eyed breakdown. However, D'Julz doesn't sacrifice the dance floor impetus and its firing percussion ensures it'll have a place in more discerning DJs' boxes. In any event, there is also a dub take on "Construction", which focuses on the original track's percussion and adds in tough claps and slick acid lines.
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