Over the past few years, Shlomi Aber has successfully integrated dub techno influences with tougher dance floor rhythms - and this approach reaches its creative apex on Panix. The title track is a hypnotic, linear groove that resounds to hissing percussion, thunder-claps and foreboding chord stabs (that are somewhat reminiscent of Dave Clarke's Red series). On "Camouflage", the Israeli producer pushes a similar approach; again the groove is throbbing and percussion hisses furiously, but doesn't reach the same intensity levels. Aber has drafted in Skudge to provide the remixes - their first take on "Panix" sees the Swedish pair focus on a ponderous vocal and eerie synth builds over steely hi-hats, while the second take sees them descend into a full-on, acid-soaked banger.
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