Paul Boex's label deserves kudos for showcasing work by upcoming techno producers. At one end of the spectrum is Dynamo's "Retaliation", a spaced out affair, its resonating pulses throwing ghostly shapes over the bleep techno landscape. Chemie favours a clubber approach to this sound, as evidenced by the insistent subsonic blips, firing hats and repetitive tones of "Sub Atomic Collisions". On the other end, in the corner marked 'intense techno' is Never Existed Boy's "Mechanical 57", where thick acid provides the basis for claustrophobic hats. Best of all though is Fillip Xavi's "Planet Distance". Fusing the atmospheric textures and warm bleeps of Dynamo's track with stomping but somewhat loose beats, it sounds like techno for the next generation.
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