Is Seth Troxler a romantic at heart? It's hard to say, but he does go off on an unexpected rant about 'this thing called love' for his contribution to Love Song. The fact that his vocals are surrounded by a Deetron's cool, trance synths and throbbing, bassy groove, make his utterances sound all the more convincing. Steve Bug has been put in charge of the remixes and does a fine job. Working under his Traffic Signs guise - a project that Bug started some time ago for his Chicago-style experiments - both versions see the German DJ/producer push the track into the kind of grinding, jacking sound that exudes pure carnal appeal.
Berlin-based duo Mind Against is an interesting proposition. While their productions are, of course, rooted in house and techno - and particularly in the woozy tech-house sound promoted by Italy's Life & Death label - they employ plenty of hazy, fuzzy melodies inspired by classic early '90s IDM. While the clear dancefloor favourite on this fourth EP is the pulsating, stripped back murkiness of "Several Times", it's the more atmospheric "Avalon" that really stands out. Its clandestine bassline and shuffling rhythms are topped by the sort of tumbling electronics and skuzzy synths you'd expect to find on a Skam release, circa 1995. It's an unusual and intriguing combination.